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Dr. Lisa Rankin (left) & Dr. Peter Ramsden (right)

Adjunct Dr. Peter Ramsden (with Dr. Lisa Rankin) Contribute to a Book in Honour of Réginald Auger (Laval)

Lisa Rankin (McMaster PhD 1998) and Peter Ramsden (McMaster Adjunct) have contributed a chapter entitled "Considerations of Domestic Space and Power Structures in the Context of Indigenous-European Contact" to a volume in honour of Réginald Auger's retirement from l'université Laval. To be published as a special issue of Historical Archaeology.

Mar 02, 2022

From the University of Laval website: "Réginald Auger, an archeologist with wide-ranging expertise, has worked on major sites in Canada and abroad. Always a forward thinker, Professor Auger created an archeology program and labs that are unique in Canada and put Université Laval on the map internationally... Professor Auger has distinguished himself with his pioneering approach. Rather than follow the well-trodden path of material culture studies, he incorporated ethnohistory and oral tradition into his archeological practices in order to better grasp his primary field of study—Indigenous civilization—and offer a different version of history. But that doesn't mean that he turned his back on the scientific aspects of his field. Soon after being hired, he formed the Archeometry Research Group. His determination to use the natural sciences for the advancement of history led him to explore new methodological approaches and to publish articles on archeometallurgy, ceramography, and dendrochronology (tree-ring chronology) in collaboration with colleagues in the natural sciences."

 

More information on Dr. Ramsden's research can be found here.

Dr. Lisa Rankin is a Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Memorial University Newfoundland.