Kameda Peninsula Jomon           

Satsumon Agriculture in Hokkaido
Epi-Jomon, Hokkaido

Late Woodland Ontario

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Princess Point Project

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Cherry Hill, Mississauga

Charred millet grains from China

Over the years I have come to focus on the relationships between plants and people through time in Asia and North America. 

I cut my teeth in archaeology on field programs when I was an undergrad at the U of Toronto. We excavated sites dating from Palaeoindian to Oneota in Wisconsin and a wide range of periods in Algonquin Park, Ontario where we rescued sites being impacted by tourism and water management. I went on to salvage/CRM archaeology in Mississauga at the Cherry Hill property.

In my senior undergraduate year I was invited to join a project in Japan (1974) and the research there developed into my doctoral dissertation. I had not planned on making East Asia my focus but the ecological issues there, set in as rich an archaeological record as one would find almost anywhere, were hard to resist.

While writing my dissertation I met the Washington University research group investigating early agriculture in Kentucky (my supervisor, Dick Yarnell, was part of their interdisciplinary team). I took on the analysis of plant remains from three sites on the Green River in Kentucky. It was a privilege to become part of that team investigating the origins of agriculture in the Eastern Woodlands.

Click on a title below and you’ll be taken to details about a project

(only 5 of the links work for now).

For more on my research please check this link.