Alicia Hawkins

Alicia Hawkins

Associate Professor

School of the Environment
Science, Engineering and Architecture
F-328, Science Building Sudbury Campus


I am an archaeologist with a particular interest in methods. My present reseach focuses on zooarchaeology, archaeological survey methods, Indigneous and community-based archaeology and the Huron-Wendat past. During my graduate training I undertook fieldwork in Egypt, Syria, and Ghana. The Aterian, a Middle Stone Age technocomplex of northern Africa was the subject of my doctoral dissertation. I was particularly interested in determining if it is possible to examine questions such as the nature of the origin of modern human behavior from artifact samples that come from what would normally be considered poor contexts.


  • BA Anthropology, University of Toronto 1991
  • MA Anthropology, University of Toronto 1993
  • PhD Anthropology, University of Toronto 2001

Academic Appointments

Archaeology Program Co-ordinator

Cross-appointed to the Department of Forensic Sciences

Adjunct professor in Anthropology, Western University

On The Web

Research Gate



My current research projects include: 1) examination of survey methods and factors that contribute to variation in how archaeologists perceive artifacts (with Banning and Stewart), 2) the nature of the faunal resources harnessed by Iroquoian migrants into Simcoe County, 3) the chemistry of glass trade beads of the seventeenth century, and 4) changes in the relationship between people and their environment in Simcoe County between 1450 CE and 1650 CE.


  • 2017 SSHRC IDG - Trade and Diplomacy: An examination of Huron Wendat Relationships Uisng Oral Traditions and Archaeometry
  • President, Ontario Archaeological Society (2018-2019)
  • 2015 SSHRC Connections Grant - Circles of Interaction: The Wendat and their Neighbours in the Time of Champlain
  • President Elect, Ontario Archaeological Society 2017
  • Vice President, Canadian Archaeological Association 2010-12
  • Board Member, Ontario Archaeological Society 2005-09



Archaeology Field School

Introduction to Archaeology and Physical Anthropology