Master of Environmental Studies in Northern Environments & Cultures at Lakehead University

Master of Environment Studies candidates working on this project will undertake collaborative, community-directed archaeological research in order to advance the understanding of the Rocky Cree during the protocontact period of the mid-1600s, the Late Woodland period, the fur trade era, and more recent time periods. This research might include work with existing northern collections, or participation in upcoming field investigations. The latter might include mapping, limited archaeological testing and analysis. Fieldwork might include documentation of archaeological sites and surrounding landscapes at five localities in northern Manitoba using photos and videos, and aerial photography, videography, and photogrammetry using drones. Lab analysis will include radiocarbon dating, conventional analysis, and extraction and characterization of microscopic and bio-chemical residue. There will also be opportunities to work with 3D scanning and printing of artifacts.