Michael Spence is an archaeologist and bioarchaeologist. He has made major contributions in two separate regions – the Woodland period of the Great Lakes and in MesoAmerica. He has published well over 125 works including monographs, chapters and articles; making regular appearances in top journals such as American Antiquity, Current Anthropology, World Archaeology and Canadian Journal of Archaeology. It’s been said for Dr. Spence, “[his] love of archaeology – whether in the field or lab – is utterly infectious. Many of the students he taught now enjoy careers in the field because he shared his curiosity and fascination with us”.
Past Speakers Include:
2018 - Dr. Thijs van Kolfschoten. Wooden Spears and Broken Bones: Lower Paleolithic Hominin Subsistence at Schoningen, Germany
2017 - Dr. James Conolly. It's about time: Radiocarbon modelling and the absolute chronology of Ontario's archaeological culture history
2016 - Dr. Michael E. Smith. Teotihuacan Society
2015 - Dr. Peter Dawson. Smart Heritage and the future of digital archaeology in northern Canada
2014 - Dr. Carl Knappett. Dysfunctional Design and Poor Substitutes