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Associate Professor, Contemporary Studies and Indigenous Studies; Fellow, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa
Areas of Expertise: Iroquoian archaeology; Indigenous studies; Six Nations history South African archaeology archaeology and tourism
Biography: I was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. A Grade 11 ancient history course sparked my interest in archaeology and prompted me to attend McMaster University, where I studied first Classics and later Anthropology, specializing in Iroquoian archaeology.…
Areas of Expertise: Archaeology; Egypt; Jordan; Israel; Mesopotamia; Ancient religions
Biography: Dr. P. M. Michele Daviau is Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at Wilfrid laurier University and a member of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. Since 1996, Dr. Daviau has…
519-884-1970 ext.6050 or 3625
Areas of Expertise: Roman archaeology; Mediterranean archaeology; Trade amphoras; Greek and Roman pottery; Punic and Roman Carthage
Biography: Joann Freed has a PhD in Classics from the University of Alberta (1983) and is Professor and Chair (2004-2007) in the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Laurier. She has written many scholarly articles on Roman pottery and…
519 884 0710 ext.3300
Areas of Expertise: Historical archaeology; Industrial archaeology; 18th- and 19th-century material culture; French and British fortifications
Biography: Dr. Triggs has been involved in Historical Archaeology in Ontario and abroad for almost 30 years. He has conducted annual field school excavations at Discovery Harbour Provincial Historic Site; the last 18th/early 19th century Beasley fur trade site…
Areas of Expertise: South Asian religions, history, literature, and languages; Buddhist transmission across Asia; Gandharan manuscripts, epigraphy, and archaeology; Inscriptions and petroglyphs in northern Pakistan
Biography: Jason Neelis studies religious traditions of South Asia in historical, economic, and material contexts, with an emphasis on issues related to processes of cross-cultural mobility and exchange. In Early Buddhist Transmission and Trade Networks (Brill,…