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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
October 23, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Gary Warrick

Dr. Gary Warrick

Associate Professor, Society, Culture, and Environment and Indigenous Studies; Fellow, Tshepo Institute for the Study of Contemporary Africa

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5710
Fax: 519.759.2127
Office Location: RCE 315

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Academic Background

I completed an MA in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University in 1983 and a PhD in Anthropology from McGill University in 1990. Prior to accepting a faculty position at the Brantford Campus, I worked as a Regional Archaeologist, Central Region, Ontario Ministry of Transportation for 10 years, directing archaeological work on proposed highway corridors.

My long-term and current research interests are the archaeology and history of Iroquoian-speaking peoples in Ontario, particularly the Wendat and Haudenosaunee. Ongoing research projects include the historical archaeology of Six Nations and Mississauga in the Grand River Valley, archaeology of the Huron-Wendat in Simcoe County, and the history of the Bushmen in the Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Additional Information

Warrick, Gary. 2013. “The Aboriginal Population of Ontario in Late Prehistory.” In Before Ontario: The Archaeology of a Province, edited by Marit K. Munson and Susan Jamieson, pp. 62-76. McGill-Queens University Press, Montreal.

General, Paul and Gary Warrick. 2013. “The Grand River Sturgeon Fishery.” Ontario Archaeology 92:27-37.

Michelaki, Kostalena, Ronald G.V. Hancock, Gary Warrick and Dean H. Knight. 2013. “17th Century Huron Village Life: Insights from the Copper-Based Metals of the Ball Site, Southern Ontario, Canada.” Journal of Archaeological Science 40:1250-1259.

Warrick, Gary. 2012. “Buried Stories: Archaeology and Aboriginal Peoples of the Grand River, Ontario.” Journal of Canadian Studies 46(2):153-177.

Warrick, Gary. 2008. A Population History of the Huron-Petun, A.D. 500-1650. Cambridge University Press, New York.