Faculty Research Activities

Current research interests, activities and recent/selected publications of faculty members are described below. To contact a faculty member please refer to the Faculty Directory.

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Research Interests

Biological anthropology, medical anthropology, anthropological demography; historical case studies of health, illness, and medical care in Canada, the Caribbean, Europe; endemic and epidemic infectious diseases, especially tuberculosis; family / household demography

Current Research

Tuberculosis and the sanatorium era in Canada; the rise of the Medical Arts Building in Canada; dengue disease in Bangladesh; health and illness in colonial era Antigua and St. Kitts

Selected Recent Publications

Ludlow, N.C. and Burke, S.D.A. (2012) Deadly Occupations: Assessing Tuberculosis and Accidental Mortality Among Male Workers in Sydney and Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, 1909-1917. Canadian Studies in Population 39(3-4): 49-66.

Burke, S.D.A. (2011) Tuberculosis: Past and Present. Reviews in Anthropology 40(1): 27-52.

Sawchuk, L.A., Bryce, E.K. & Burke, S.D.A.  (2010) A Community in Transition: Deconstructing Breastfeeding Trends in Gibraltar, 1955 - 1996.  In T. Moffat and T.L. Prowse (Eds.), Human Diet and Nutrition in Biocultural Perspective: Past Meets Present (Pp. 109-129). Oxford: Berghahn Press.  

Sawchuk, L.A. and Burke, S.D.A.  (2008) The Barefooted Foreigner: A Case Study of the Scapegoat in 19th Century Gibraltar.  Current Anthropology 49(3): 511-518.

Adams, A. and Burke, S.D.A.  (2008) A Doctor in the House: The Architecture of Home-offices for Physicians in Toronto.  Medical History 52(2): 163-194.

Burke, S.D.A. and Sawchuk, L.A. (2007) Reproductive Choices in Gibraltar: A Case Study of a Community In Transition, 1960 - 1996. Canadian Studies in Population 34(2): 149-178.

Adams, A. and Burke, S.D.A.  (2006) “Not a Shack in the Woods”: Architecture for Tuberculosis in Muskoka and Toronto.  Canadian Bulletin of Medical History 23(2): 429-455



Research Interests

Political anthropology, human rights, social movements, youth and social mobility, collective violence and crime, educational practice, research methods, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

Current Research

My research in societies in transition deals with the effects of political and economic transformations on citizens’ claims and practices around human rights. I examine these dynamics in the transition from socialism to capitalism in Ukraine, and in the reverse transition from capitalism to socialism in Venezuela. I am particularly interested in the ways in which young people fashion themselves as moral subjects under conditions of rapid social change. Thus, my ethnographic research focuses primarily on young populations and the creative ways in which they partake in politics and navigate the challenges and contradictions associated with global capitalism. My most recent work addresses the issue of youth participation in mass protest and the process of self-radicalization.   

Funded by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant, my new project “Institutionalized Youth Self-Governance and the
Dynamics of Social Intervention in Venezuela” deals with youth self-governance as a strategy for tackling socioeconomic inequality and youth problems in Caracas. I track the social practices through which young people define and manage their peers in situations of vulnerability and examine the possibilities and challenges of peer governance and policing where cleavages of race, class, religion, and citizenship exist among youth as a group.  

Selected Publications


2012   Forging Rights in a New Democracy: Ukrainian Students Between Freedom and Justice. 
     Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. 

Articles and Chapters:

n.d.      From Self-Invasion to Immobile Refugees: Contested Mobilities in the Ukrainian-
      Russian Conflict. Under review.

n.d.      Between Mob and Multitude: Popular Ambivalence Toward Mass Mobilization in a Youth-
      Led  Protest Movement. Under review.

(forthcoming) Immature Publics: Democratic Revolutions and Youth Activists in the Eye of
       Authority. Anthropological Quarterly.

2014    From Borderland to Heart of Europe? Ukraine’s Engagement with the EU’s Democratic
      Standards.  European Institutions, Democratization, and Human Rights Protection in the
      European Periphery. Henry F. Carey, ed.  Lanham: Lexington Press. pp.111-123

2013   EU Protests in Ukraine. Anthropology News 54 (12), 2013. 

2012   Reflective Colonization: Domination, Consent, and the Self in Imperial Russia. Russian
     History 39 (2012), 519-537.

2010    Ukraine’s Orange Revolution: Beyond Soviet Political Culture?  Orange Revolution and
       Aftermath: Mobilization, Apathy, and the State in Ukraine. Paul D’Anieri, ed. Washington
       D.C.: Woodrow Wilson Press and The Johns Hopkins University Press. pp.110-128.

2007     Patriotism, Order, and Articulations of the Nation in Kyiv High Schools Before and After
       the Orange Revolution. Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 23 (1), 101-

2002    Mapping Identities: Russian Resistance to Linguistic Ukrainization in Central and Eastern
       Ukraine. Europe-Asia Studies 54 (3), 415-433.   



Research Interests

My research examines social complexity in food producing societies. My particular interest is in how we use pottery function, style and technology to understand past lifeways.

Current Research

My approach to the study of pottery is interdisciplinary, insofar as I pursue combinations of ethnoarchaeology, ethnography, experimental archaeology, geochemistry, in addition to conventional pottery analysis methods to explore how archaeologists can improve our inferences about social behaviour through the study of pottery function, style and technology. My current research involves four projects: one investigating the relationships between social boundaries and identity in modern Zulu pottery producing communities southern Africa; a second examines how nineteenth century Zulu military towns provisioned its inhabitants; a third investigates pottery technology to inform us about the development of craft specialisation in early urban centres of the Near East; and a fourth involves examines how pottery was made in Late Woodland societies in Manitoba. 

Representative Publications

Fowler, Kent D. (2014) Ceramic production in Swaziland. Anthropos 109(2014):1-18.

Fowler, Kent D. (2011) Ceramic discard and the organization of space at Early Iron Age Ndondondwane, South Africa. Journal of Field Archaeology 36 (2): 151-166.

Fowler, Kent D. (2011) The Zulu ceramic tradition in Msinga, South Africa. Southern African Humanities, 23: 173-202.

Fowler, Kent D., Fayek, Mostafa and Emma Middleton. (2011). Clay acquisition and processing strategies during the first millennium AD in southeastern Africa. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 26 (5): 762-785.

Fowler, Kent D. and Haskel J. Greenfield (2009) Unravelling settlement history at Ndondondwane, South Africa: a micro-chronological analysis. Southern African Humanities 21: 345-393.



Currently Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Near Eastern and Biblical Archaeology Lab, and Coordinator of Judaic Studies at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He is an anthropological archaeologist whose research focuses on the evolution of early agricultural and early complex societies in the Old World (Europe, Africa and Asia) from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. Geographically, his research covers a large swath of Old World societies, from Europe through the Near East and into Africa. He is currently co-director (with Prof. Aren Maeir, Bar-Ilan University, Israel) of the excavations of the Early Bronze Age city at Tell es-Safi, Israel, the Canaanite precursor of the famous Philistine site of ancient Gath (home of Biblical Goliath).

Current Research (including grants and student funding opportunities)

  • Early urban neighbourhoods in the southern Levant – excavation of EBA Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel.
  • Productive intensification and the spread of animal secondary products in the Old World.
  • The origins and spread of metallurgy in the Old World: analysis of butchering marks on Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Bronze Age animal bones from archaeological sites in Israel, Jordan, Turkey, Balkans, Poland.
  • Pleistocene butchering patterns from North America and Europe: analysis of megafaunal remains (mammoth and giant ground sloth remains from Wisconsin, Ohio and Poland).
  • Non-elite urban subsistence systems in the Early Bronze Age of the Near East (Israel and Turkey)
  • Urban household subsistence and taphonomy in the southern Levant: analysis of zooarchaeological remains from Tel es-Safi (ancient Gath), Israel.

Funding exists for students to do theses on topics related to the excavations of the Early Bronze deposits at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel.

Selected Recent Publications (last 5 years).


1.      Greenfield, Haskel J. (ed.) 2014 Animal Secondary Products: Domestic Animal Exploitation in Prehistoric Europe, the Near East and the Far East. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Journal articles

1.      Itzhaq Shai, Haskel J. Greenfield, Adi Eliyahu-Behar, Johanna Regev, Elisabetta Boaretto, and Aren M. Maeir 2013 The Early Bronze Age remains at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel: an interim report. Tel Aviv 41(1): 20–49.

2.      Pawłowska, Kamilla, Greenfield, Haskel, and Piotr, Czubla 2014 ‘Steppe’ mammoth (Mammuthus trogontherii) remains in their geological and cultural context from Bełchatów (Poland): A consideration of human exploitation in the Middle Pleistocene. PNAS. Quaternary International, Volumes 326–327 (1 April): 448–468.

3.      Greenfield, Haskel J. and Tina L. Jongsma Greenfield 2014 Subsistence and settlement in the Early Neolithic of temperate SE Europe: a view from Blagotin, Serbia. Archaeologia Bulgarica XVIII (1): 1-33.

4.      Greenfield, Haskel J. 2013 “The Fall of the House of Flint”: a zooarchaeological perspective on the decline of chipped stone tools for butchering animals in the Bronze and Iron Ages of the southern Levant. Lithic Technology 38 (3): 161-178.

5.      Elizabeth R. Arnold, Haskel J. Greenfield, and Robert A. Creaser 2013 Domestic cattle mobility in early farming villages in southern Africa: Harvest profiles and strontium (87Sr/86Sr) isotope analyses from Early Iron Age sites in the lower Thukela River valley of South Africa. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences5: 129–144.

6.      Haskel J. Greenfield, Itzhaq Shai, Aren Maeir 2012 Being an "ass": An Early Bronze Age burial of a donkey from Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel. Bioarchaeology of the Near East 6: 21-52.

7.      Brian G. Redmond, H. Gregory McDonald, Haskel J. Greenfield, and Matthew L. Burr 2012 New evidence for late Pleistocene human exploitation of Jefferson’s Ground Sloth (Megalonyx Jeffersonii) from northern Ohio, U.S.A. World Archaeology 44 (1): 75-101.

8.      Greenfield, Haskel J. 2010 The Secondary Products Revolution: the past, the present and the future. World Archaeology 42 (1): 29–54.



Research Interests

Dr. Hoppa is a physical anthropologist whose research focuses seeks to answer questions regarding the relationship between health and mortality, and changing social, economic and cultural conditions. Interests include: Osteology; Bioarchaeology; Skeletal Growth & Development; Medieval Denmark; 3D Imaging in Bioarchaeology; Palaeodemography; Age estimation from the Skeleton

Current Research (including grants and student funding opportunities)

His current interests focus on the bioarchaeology of  medieval and post-medieval Denmark.

Recent Publications (last 5 years).

Elias J, Luptin C and Hoppa RD (2012) Evidence of Trepanation in a 26th Dynasty Mummy from Akhmim, Egypt.Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Mummy Studies, San Diego. (in press)

Morgan J, Lynnerup N, and Hoppa RD (2013) The Lateral Angle Revisited: A Validation Study of the Reliability of the Lateral Angle Method for Sex Determination using Computed Tomography (CT). Journal of Forensic Sciences. 58(2): 443-447.

Gamble J, Blackburn A and Hoppa RD (2012) Congruence of Methods for Determination of Sex using Real, Virtual and 3-D Printed Specimens. In Zhou M, Romanowska I, Wu Z, Xu P and Verhagen P (eds), Revive the Past (Proceedings of the Annual Meetings of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology), Beijing. Pallas Press pp. 132-140.

Rosendahl W, Begerock A-M, Gill-Frerking H and Hoppa RD (2011): Think About the Children: An Extraordinary Peruvian Mummy from the Collection of the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim, Germany. Yearbook of Mummy Studies 1: 153-158.



Research Interests

Anthropology of film and digital media; aesthetics; affect; publics; socialism and post-socialism; intellectuals and the state; critical social theory

Current Research

I completed a Joint Ph.D. in Anthropology and Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago and my research reflects this dual training, focusing on film and digital media in socialism and post-socialism with an ethnographic concentration on Cuba. My current book project is about the convergence of political ambivalence, paranoia, and aesthetic indirection in post-Soviet Cuban filmmaking. Since the late 1980s government officials have increasingly attempted to contain dissent not just through repression but rather by providing it with a forum in cinema and other arts, a strategy that I argue has paradoxically exacerbated political paranoia. Combined with filmmakers’ increasing orientation towards the global market, this new repressive tolerance leads many to suspect that critical films are designed either to improve Cuba’s international image or appeal to spectators eager for images of socialism on the decline. I track how filmmakers turn to allegory, irony, and other forms of aesthetic indirection in ways that both disrupt these paranoid readings of their work and capitalize on demands for criticism of life in late socialism. I have also begun research for a new project on digital media in Cuba after Raúl Castro’s ascension to the presidency. Here one of my interests is in the Cuban state’s de facto legalization of media piracy through the licensing of small-scale vendors of pirated DVDs and what this reveals about changing views of property on the island.


2012       “Symptomologies of the State: Cuba’s ‘Email War’ and the Paranoid Public Sphere.” Digital Cultures and the Politics of Emotion: Feelings, Affect and Technological Change. Editors, A. Kuntsman and A. Karatzogianni. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2010       “Film Review: the illusion by Susana Barriga.” E-misférica 7, no. 1. http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/e-misferica-71/laura-zoehumphreys-



Research Interests

My main interest is human-environment relations, with a focus on the fisheries of Gujarat, India, although I dabble elsewhere and in other subjects.  Other keywords: food, change, political economy/ecology, relationality, governance, development, small-scale fisheries.

Current Research

In keeping with the complexities of the human-environment problems that interest me, I work most commonly in collaborative interdisciplinary research projects to which I seek to bring an anthropological sensitivity. I see a central role for student research and training in the context of these kinds of projects and I get a great deal of satisfaction from working with students. To date, I have funded fully or partly five Master’s students, one PhD student, and two Post-doctoral Fellows. I do not currently have any funding opportunities for students.

Current Research Projects (as of August 2014):

2014-2015       Co-Lead Researcher (with Micaela Trimble, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil) on the IDRC/AUCC Latin American and the Caribbean Research Grants Program project Evaluating adaptive co-management for the sustainability of Uruguayan and Brazilian small-scale fisheries.

2012-2018       Collaborator on the SSHRC Partnership Program Grant Too Big to Ignore: Global Partnership for Small-scale Fisheries Research. Ratana Chuenpagdee, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Principal Investigator.

2011-2014       Co-Principal Investigator on the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund project Revalorizing small millets: Enhancing the food and nutritional security of women and children in rainfed regions of South Asia using underutilized species. Kirit Patel, Canadian Mennonite University, Principal Investigator. Project funder: International Development Centre of Canada.

Recent Publications 2009-2014

Refereed Book Chapters:

Derek Johnson. (2013). Chapter 5. Livelihoods in the Context of Fisheries – A Governability Challenge. In Maarten Bavinck, Ratana Chuenpagdee, Svein Jentoft and Jan Kooiman (eds.). Governability of Fisheries and Aquaculture: Theory and Applications. Springer, Dordrecht: 67-86.

Derek Johnson and Maarten Bavinck (2010). Social Justice and Fisheries Governance: The View from India. Proceedings of the Sharing the Fish Conference. FAO. Rome.

Refereed Journal Articles:

Nireka Weeratunge, Christophe Béné, Rapti Siriwardane, Anthony Charles, Derek Johnson, Edward Allison, Prateep Nayak, Marie-Caroline Badjeck. (2014). Small-scale Fisheries through the Wellbeing Lens. Fish and Fisheries 15: 255-279. DOI: 10.1111/faf.12016.

Maarten Bavinck, Derek Johnson, Oscar Amarasinghe, Janet Rubinoff, Sarah Southwold, and Kaleekal T. Thomson. (2013). From Indifference to Mutual Support – A Comparative Analysis of Legal Pluralism in the Governing of South Asian Fisheries. European Journal of Development Studies 25(4): 621-640.

Micaela Trimble and Derek Johnson. (2013). Artisanal fishing as an undesirable way of life? The implications for governance of fishers’ wellbeing aspirations in coastal Uruguay. Marine Policy 37: 37-45.

Derek Armitage, Christophe Béné, Anthony Charles, Derek Johnson, and Edward Allison. (2012). The Interplay of Wellbeing and Resilience Concepts: Towards a Transdisciplinary Social-Ecological Perspective. Ecology and Society 17(4): 15 pp.

Sarah Coulthard, Derek Johnson, and Allister McGregor. (2011). A Social Wellbeing Approach to Poverty and Sustainability in the Context of the Global Fisheries Crisis. Global Environmental Change 21: 453-463.

Derek Johnson. (2010). Institutional adaptation as a governability problem in fisheries:  patron-client relationships in the Junagadh fishery, India. Fish and Fisheries 11(3):  264-277.

Jentoft, Svein, Maarten Bavinck, Derek S Johnson, Kaleekal Thomson. (2009). Co-management and Legal Pluralism: How an Analytical Problem Becomes an Institutional one, Human Organization 68(1): 27-38.

Derek R Armitage, Ryan Plummer, Fikret Berkes, Robert I Arthur, Anthony T Charles, Iain J Davidson-Hunt, Alan P Diduck, Nancy C Doubleday, Derek S Johnson, Melissa Marschke, Patrick McConney, Evelyn W Pinkerton, and Eva K Wollenberg. (2009). Adaptive co-management for social–ecological complexity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7(2): 95-102.




Research Interests

Political economy and gender; kinship and relatedness; ethnography;  anthropology of care and mutuality; social movements; social policy; migration and mobility; cultural production; cultural critique;  narrative;  contemporary China.

Current Research and Student Funding

Ellen R. Judd.  SSHRCC Standard Research Grant.  “The Political Economy of Care and Kin in Contemporary China:  A Narrative Ethnography.” 2009-2015. $140,938.

Ellen R. Judd.  Graduate Enhancement of Tri-Council Stipends.  “The Political Economy of Care and Kin in Contemporary China:  A Narrative Ethnography.”  2013-2015.  $14,405.

Selected Recent Publications

Ellen R. Judd [Zhu Ailan].  2013.  “Niangjia:  Zhongguo funü he tamen de chusheng jiating.”  In Jiating yu xingbie pinglun 4, ed. Ma Chunhua, pp. 233-256.  Beijing:  Shehui kexue wenxian chubanshe. (translation)

Ellen R. Judd and Zhang Jijiao, eds.  2011.  Labor Migration and Social Mobility in the Asia and Pacific Region.  Beijing:  Intellectual Property Publishing House.

Ellen R. Judd.  2011. “Creating Human Mobilities:  Views through a Prism.”  In Labor Migration and Social Mobility in the Asia and Pacific Region, ed.  E. R. Judd and Zhang Jijiao, pp. 1-8.  Beijing:  Intellectual Property Publishing House. 

Ellen R. Judd.  2011.  “A ‘Rice-planting’ Drama:  ‘A Worthy Sister-in-Law.’”  In The Columbia Anthology of Chinese Folk and Popular Literature, ed. V. Mair and M. Bender, pp. 295-302.  New York:  Columbia University Press.

Ellen R. Judd.  2010.  “Family Strategies:  Fluidities of Gender, Community and Mobility in Rural West China.” The China Quarterly 204: 921-934.           

Ellen R. Judd.  2009.  “GAD with Chinese Characteristics.”  In Women in Asia, ed. L. Edwards and M. Roces, vol. 2,  pp.186-205.  London and New York:  Routledge.

Ellen R. Judd.  2008.“‘Families We Create’:  Women’s Kinship in Rural China as Spacialized Practice.”  In Chinese Kinship: Contemporary Anthropological Perspectives, ed. S. Brandtstädter and G. Santos, pp. 29-47.  London and New York: Routledge.



Research Interests

Cultural anthropology, environmental conflicts, political ecology, resource extraction; science and technology studies, social movements, food politics; Latin America.

Current Research

My research has explored conflicts over resources in South America, focusing on mining activity and related controversies over pollution, water scarcity, community rights, and corporate accountability.


Forthcoming (2015). Unearthing Conflict: Corporate Mining, Activism and Expertise in Peru. Duke University Press.

2013. Relating Divergent Worlds: Mines, Aquifers and Sacred Mountains in Peru. Anthropologica 55(2): 399-411.

2013. Contested Equivalences: Controversies over water and mining in Peru and Chile. In: John Wagner (Ed.). The Social Life of Water. Berghahn Books.

2011. Engineering Responsibility: Environmental mitigation and the limits of commensuration in a Chilean mining project. Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology, vol. 60.

2010. From Corporate Accountability to Shared Responsibility: Dealing with Pollution in a Peruvian Smelter-Town. In: Ravi Raman (Ed.). Corporate Social Responsibility: Discourses, Practices, Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan.

2009. Documenting Accountability: Environmental Impact Assessment in a Peruvian Mining Project. Political and Legal Anthropology Review (PoLAR), Vol. 32, No. 2.




Research Interests

Lithic technology, lithic provenance studies, LiDAR scanning and digital site preservation, archaeo-geophysics, lithic morphometrics, zooarchaeology, proxy studies, landscape learning, lithic skill acquisition and enculturation, Palaeo-Eskimo culture, Thule Inuit culture, ethnographic analogy, traditional knowledge, climate change and northern heritage resource management

Current Research Projects

“Chert Sourcing and Palaeo-Eskimo Lithic Technology: An Archaeometric Approach to Understanding Technological Organization on Southern Baffin Island.” Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Grant Program ($256,140)

“Preservation and Promotion of Canadian Northern Heritage Resources: A Non-Invasive/Non-Destructive Approach to Archaeological Research.” Canada Foundation for Innovation—John R. Evans Leaders Fund ($194,877), Manitoba Research and Innovation Fund ($194,877), Manitoba Heritage Grants Program ($7808)

Recent Publications:

Landry, David B., Ian J. Ferguson, S. Brooke Milne, and Robert W. Park
2015       Using Archaeo-Geophysics to Identify Subsurface Features Among Early Palaeo-Eskimo Sites on Southern Baffin Island, NU, Canada. Archaeological Prospection DOI:10.1002/arp.1505

ten Bruggencate, Rachel, S. Brooke Milne, Mostafa Fayek, Robert W. Park, and Douglas R. Stenton
2015        Characterization of Chert Artifacts and Two Newly Identified Chert Quarries on Southern Baffin Island. Lithic Technology DOI:10.1179/2051618515.Y.00000000006

Milne, S. Brooke and Robert W. Park
2015        The Pre-Dorset Culture. Oxford Handbook of Arctic Archaeology, eds. T. Max Friesen and Owen Mason. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

ten Bruggencate, Rachel, Mostafa Fayek, S. Brooke Milne, Robert W. Park, and Douglas R. Stenton
2014       Just a crush?: Contamination of archaeological samples by different grinding media. Open Journal of Archaeometry 2:134-138.

ten Bruggencate, Rachel, Mostafa Fayek, S. Brooke Milne, and Kevin Brownlee
2014   Characterizing Quartz Artifacts: A Case Study from Manitoba’s Northern Boreal Forest. Archaeometry 56(6):913-926

Milne, S. Brooke
2013   Review of “Technology and Tradition in the Eastern Arctic, 2500 BC - AD 1200: A Dynamic Technological Investigation of Lithic Inventories in the Paleo-Eskimo Traditions.” Canadian Journal of Archaeology 37:349-353.

Milne, S. Brooke, Robert W. Park, and Douglas R. Stenton
2013   For Caribou, Chert, and Company: Assessing Mobility as Evidence of Cultural Continuity Among the Palaeo-Eskimos of Southern Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. In Mobility, Transition and Change in Prehistory and Antiquity. Proceedings of the Graduate Archaeology Organisation Conference at Hertford College, Oxford, UK, eds. P. R. Preston and K. Schorle, pp. 49-61. British Archaeological Reports, International Series No. 2534. Archaeopress.

ten Bruggencate, Rachel, Mostafa Fayek, Kevin Brownlee, S. Brooke Milne, and Scott Hamilton
2013   A Combined Visual-Geochemical Approach to Establishing Provenance for Pegmatite Quartz Artifacts. Journal of Archaeological Science 40(6):2702-2712

Milne, S. Brooke, Robert W. Park, and Douglas R. Stenton
2012   Dorset culture land use strategies and the case of southern Baffin Island. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 36(2):405-426.

Milne, S. Brooke
2012   Lithic Raw Material Availability and Palaeo-Eskimo Novice Flintknapping. In Archaeology and Apprenticeship: Body Knowledge, Identity, and Communities of Practice, ed. W. Weindrich, pp. 119-144. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Milne, S. Brooke, Robert W. Park, Anne C. Hamilton, and Mostafa J. Fayek
2011   Chert Sourcing and Palaeo-Eskimo Raw Material use in the Interior of Southern Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 35(1):117-142. 

Milne, S. Brooke
2011   Landscape Learning and Lithic Technology: Seasonal Mobility, Enculturation, and Tool Apprenticeship among the Early Palaeo-Eskimos. In Structured Worlds: The Archaeology of Hunter‑Gatherer Thought and Action, ed. A. Cannon, pp. 95-115. Equinox Publishing Ltd.

Milne, S. Brooke
2009   Debitage Sample Size and Its Implications for Understanding Lithic Assemblage Variability. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 33(1):40-64.

Milne, S. Brooke, Anne C. Hamilton, and Mostafa Fayek
2009   Combining Visual and Geochemical Analyses to Source Chert on Southern Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. Geoarchaeology 24(4):429-449.



Research Interests

Archaeology, zooarchaeology, seasonality, Northwest Coast prehistory, western fur trade historical archaeology, theory.

Current Research

I am continuing with the Toquaht Archaeological Project faunal analysis, specifically aDNA and ZooMS identification of whale and rockfish remains and stable isotope analysis of clamshell and rockfish incremental growth structures.

Recent Publications, last 5 years (*refereed)

2011*        Comment on Cannon and Yang (2006): Early Storage and Sedentism on the Pacific Northwest Coast: ancient DNA analysis of salmon remains from Namu, British Columbia. American Antiquity 76(3):573-584. (G. Monks and T. Orchard)

2011*        Locational Optimization and Faunal Remains in Northern Barkley Sound, Western Vancouver Island, British Columbia. In Madonna Moss and Aubrey Cannon (eds.) The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries. University of Alaska Press, pp. 129-148.

2012*        Review of T.J. Braje and Torben C. Rick (eds.) Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific. University of California Press, 2011. American Antiquity 77(2):399-400.

Submitted or In Press

* Review of I. Hodder (ed.) Archaeological Theory Today. Polity Press. Anthropos. (expected 2014)

* Solicited update to Seasonality Studies entry, Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology. Oxford University Press (submitted October, 2011).

* Evidence of Changing Climate and Subsistence Strategies Among the Nuu-chah-nulth of Canada’s West Coast. In G.G. Monks (ed.) Climate Change and Human Responses: a Zooarchaeological Perspective. Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series, Springer Verlag, Dordrecht. (expected 2015).

* Introduction (Chapter 1). In G.G. Monks (ed.) Climate Change and Human Responses: a Zooarchaeological Perspective. Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series, Springer Verlag, Dordrecht. (expected 2015). Climate Change and Human Responses: a Zooarchaeological Perspective. Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series, Springer Verlag, Dordrecht. (expected 2015).

* Monks, G.G. (ed.) Climate Change and Human Responses: a Zooarchaeological Perspective. Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series, Springer Verlag, Dordrecht. (expected 2015).

*submitted, reviewed, under revision.  Provisions and Prestige: Behavioral Ecology of Nuu-chah-nulth Whaling. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology

Monks, G.G. Excavations at Upper Fort Garry, 2010. Manitoba Archaeological Journal. (in press).

Manuscripts in Progress

The Fauna from Ma’acoah (DfSi-5): a descriptive report. (ca. 100 pages of text, 50 tables, 25 figures, appendices). To be archived online at MSpace, University of Manitoba.







Professor Greenfield and students
at an archaeological field site in Israel.