Aubrey Cannon, McMaster University

Anthropology Professor Hamilton, Ontario cannona@mcmaster.ca Office: (905) 525-9140 ext. 23912

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My general interests include archaeological theory, and the archaeology of hunter-gatherer settlement and subsistence, marine-based economies, mortuary practices, and material fashion. I am engaged in fisheries archaeology research on the Northwest Coast and Tonga, which is looking at the tempora...

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Bio/Research

My general interests include archaeological theory, and the archaeology of hunter-gatherer settlement and subsistence, marine-based economies, mortuary practices, and material fashion. I am engaged in fisheries archaeology research on the Northwest Coast and Tonga, which is looking at the temporal and spatial variability of fisheries in relation to environmental, social, demographic, and ideological structures and events.

I also have a research interest in the dialectical relationship between material culture and individual and social attitudes and perceptions. My research has looked at fashions in adornment and housing, but is focused on Victorian gravestones and prehistoric mortuary practices.

I am also more broadly interested in the relationship between archaeology and history, and in the writing of archaeological histories that explicitly incorporate conceptions of structure, agency, and contingency.


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