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Associate Professor, Society, Culture, and Environment 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
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: Early Roman Empire; Worship of the Roman Emperor; Roman history under Emperors; Latin literature under Emperors; Archaeology of Roman Italy; Roman archaeology
Biography: Dr. Chris Simpson is a graduate of the Universities of Nottingham and Alberta. His areas of special interest include the archaeology of Roman Italy and the monuments, literature, and history of early imperial Rome (approximately 30 B.C. to A.D. 54). As an…
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…
Associate Professor & Graduate Officer
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,…