Neal Ferris
Department of Anthropology

      

The University of Western Ontario
MV Cup

Detail of MV Cup

 

Publications

2010 (co-edited with C. J. Ellis,  P. A. Timmins and C. D. White): The “Compleat Archaeologist”: Papers in Honour of Michael W. Spence. Occasional Publications of the London Chapter, Ontario Archaeological Society, No. 9. (published jointly/also as special issue of journal Ontario Archaeology, Volumes 85 to 88). iv + 297 pages.

2010 (with C. J. Ellis,  C. D. White and P. A. Timmins): Going Beyond Professional and Research “Enclaves”: An Appreciation of Michael W. Spence. In The “Compleat Archaeologist”: Papers in Honour of Michael W. Spence, edited by C. J. Ellis, N. Ferris, P. Timmins and C. D. White, pp. 1-17. Occasional Publications of the London Chapter, Ontario Archaeological Society, No. 9 (co-published as Ontario Archaeology 85-88)

2009 The Archaeology of Native-Lived Colonialism. Challenging History in the Great Lakes Region. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, Arizona.

2007 From Historic Crap to Historic Archaeology: The CRM Shaping of 19th Century Domestic Site Archaeology. Ontario Archaeology 83/84:3-29.

2007 Always Fluid: Government Policy Making and Standards of Practice in Ontario Archaeological Resource Management. In Quality Management in Archaeology, edited by W. Willems and M. van der Dries, 78-99. Oxbow Books, Oxford.

2006 A Brief Historical Context to the Moravian Delaware Village of Fairfield. Kewa 06(1-2): 2-12.

2005 (book review) Archaeology Beyond Dialogue [Ian Hodder]. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 29: 304-306.

2004 Guess Who Sat Down to Dinner? Archaeology In Laws. In An Upper Great Lakes
Archaeological Odyssey: Essays in Honor of Charles E. Cleland
, edited by William Lovis, pp. 199-214. Cranbrook Institute of Science, Wayne State University Press, Detroit.

2004 Plotting to Re-Plot the Plots: Bringing Back Pioneer Cemeteries From Their Recent Past. Kewa 04(6): 1-17.

2003 Between Colonial and Indigenous Archaeologies: Legal and Extra-Legal Ownership of the Archaeological Past in North America. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 27:154-190.

2002 Where the Air Thins: The Rapid Rise of the Archaeological Consulting Industry in Ontario. Revista de Arqueología Americana (Journal of American Archaeology) 21: 53-88.

2001 Telling Tales: Interpretive Trends in Southern Ontario Late Woodland Archaeology. Ontario Archaeology 68: 1-62 (journal backdated to 1999 for serial purposes).

2000 Current Issues in the Governance of Archaeology in Canada. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 24(2):164-170.


1999 What’s in a Name? The Implications of Archaeological Terminology Used in Nonarchaeological Contexts. In: Taming the Taxonomy Towards a New Understanding of Great Lakes Archaeology, edited by Ron Williamson & Christopher Watts, pp. 111-121. Eastendbooks. Toronto

1998 'I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore...': The Rise of the Archaeological Consulting Industry in Ontario. In: Bringing Back the Past Historical Perspectives on Canadian Archaeology, edited by Pamela Smith & Don Mitchell. Museum of Civilization, Archaeological Survey of Canada, Mercury Series, Paper 158: 225-247.

1998 The Milton Heights Site: Artifact Analysis of a Seventeenth Century Neutral Ossuary Pit. Kewa 98-1/2: 2-35.

1996 Preface. In: Deeds/Nations, by Greg Curnoe (edited by Frank Davey & Neal Ferris), pp. xiii-xx. Occasional Publications of the London Chapter, OAS Number 4.

1995 (with Michael Spence): The Woodland Traditions of Southern Ontario. Revista de Arqueología Americana (Journal of American Archaeology) 9: 83-138.

1990 (co-edited with Chris Ellis):The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to A.D. 1650. Occasional Publications of the London Chapter, OAS Number 5.

1990 (with Carl Murphy): The Late Woodland Western Basin Tradition of Southwestern Ontario. In: The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to A.D. 1650, edited by Chris Ellis & Neal Ferris, pp. 189-278. Occasional Publications of the London Chapter, OAS Number 5.

1990 (with William Fox & Carl Murphy): A Late Wolf Phase Occupation at the Libby-Miller Site, Wallaceburg, Ontario. Kewa 90(3): 3-9.

1989 (with Carl Murphy) One Small Pot of Riviere Au Vase Prehistory. Kewa 89(8): 19-21.

1989  (with Carl Murphy)A Preliminary Report on the 1987-1988 London Chapter Excavations at the Van Bemmel Site, Kent County, Ontario. Kewa 89(6): 2-22.

1988 (with David Crundwell):The Belanger Site (AcHn-10): One Round Pit of Springwells Phase Prehistory.  Kewa 88(6): 9-15.

1988 Southwestern Radio-Carbon Dates V. Kewa 88(6): 3-9.

1988 (with Ian Kenyon and Wayne Hagerty): Western Basin Occupations of the Robson Road (AaHp-20) Site. . Kewa 88(5): 3-24.

1988 (with Malcolm Horne): The Straw That Broke the Dowel's Back. Arch Notes 88(2): 36-42.

1987 Preliminary Findings From Enniskillen: A Mid-Nineteenth Century Ojibwa Reserve. Kewa 87(1): 4-11.

1986 Buttons I have Known. In Studies in Southwestern Ontario Archaeology, edited by William Fox, pp. 98-106. Occasional Publications of the London Chapter, OAS, # 1.

1986 (with I. Kenyon): There Was a Englishman, a Scotsman and an Irishman... In Studies in Southwestern Ontario Archaeology, edited by William Fox, pp. 91-97. Occasional Publications of the London Chapter, OAS, # 1.

1985 (with Ian Kenyon, Carl Murphy & Rosemary Prevec): Bellamy: A Late Historic Ojibwa Habitation. Ontario Archaeology 44:3-22.

1984 (with Ian Kenyon, Christine Dodd & Paul Lennox): Terry Lynch: An Irish Catholic in a Protestant Township.  Kewa 84(9): 2-23.

1984 (with Ian Kenyon): Investigations at Mohawk Village. Arch Notes 84(1): 19-50.

Selected Conference Presentations and Plenary Panels (to 1995)
2007 Befuddled Bureaucrats, Contemptible Consultants and Pernicious Policies: Lies, Myths and Modified Truths My Profession Has Taught Me. Canadian Archaeological Association (CAA) Meetings, St. John’s.

2007 Being a Part of and Apart From Colonial Ontario History: 19th Century Indigenous Archaeology. CAA Meetings, St. John’s.

2006 Contact Archaeology in Southern Ontario… and Other Oxymorons. CAA Meetings, Toronto.

2006 Session Introduction: CRM Archaeology: Transformative Borderlands between Colonial and Decolonized Archaeologies? Chacmool Conference, Calgary.

2006 As Long as the Ink Flows and Paper Grows: Bureaucratic Archaeology in Aid/Spite of a Decolonized Archaeology. Chacmool Conference, Calgary.

2006 Creeping Colonialisms: Becoming Enclaved and Remaining Indigenous in 19th Century Ontario. Chacmool Conference, Calgary.

2005 Sacred Sites & Burial Sites – Overview. Plenary Panel for Consultation Forum, Ipperwash Inquiry, Toronto.

2005 Always Fluid, Never Binding: Capturing Standards and Guidelines in Ontario Archaeological Resource Management. European Archaeological Association Meetings, Cork, Ireland.

2004 In Their Own Time: 19th Century Iroquoian Households at Mohawk Village, Ontario. Society of American Archaeology Meetings, Montreal, Quebec.

2004 That Historic Stuff:’ 19th Century Domestic Site Archaeology in Southern Ontario. Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS)-Eastern States Archaeological Federation Joint Meetings, Midland, Ontario.

2003 Archaeology of and as Contact. CAA Meetings, Hamilton Ontario.

2002 Many Pasts: How I Met Greg. Plenary Panel, Greg Curnoe Retrospective, London Regional Museum and Art Gallery, London, Ontario.

2002 The Trouble With Normative… CAA Meetings, Banff Alberta.

2000 Natives as Newcomers: The Moravian Delaware at Fairfield, 1792-1813. American Society for Ethnohistory Meetings, London.

2000 Being Archaeology: Current Trends & Future Prospects…IMHO? Annual Meeting of the Ontario Association of Professional Archaeologists, Peterborough.

1999 Where are you Taking me Now? Archaeology In Laws. Midwest Annual Meeting, C. Cleland Plenary, East Lansing, Michigan.

1998 The Authority of the Missing One Tenth: Issues of Archaeological Artifact Ownership (w/ Laurie Leclair). OAS Annual Meetings, Brantford.

1997 What's In A Name? The Implications of Archaeological Terminology Used in Non-Archaeological Contexts. OAS-Midwest Joint Meetings, Toronto.

1997 CRM Archaeology & Other Communities - the Current State of Contract Archaeology in Canada. Plenary session, CAA Meetings, Saskatoon.

1996 Future Directions in Ontario Archaeology. Plenary session, OAS Meetings, Kingston.

1995 'I Don't Think We're in Kansas Anymore...': The Development of the Archaeological Consulting Industry in Ontario. CAA Meetings, Kelowna, B.C.