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Alicia Hawkins

Alicia Hawkins 

Associate Professor


Science, Engineering and Architecture


F-328, Science Building 

Sudbury Campus


705.675.1151 ext 4224705.675.1151 ext 4224

705.675.1151 ext


I am an archaeologist with a particular interest in methods. 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. My present reseach focuses on zooarchaeology, archaeological survey methods, Indigneous and community-based archaeology and the Huron-Wendat past.


  • 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

Member of the Sociology M.A. program

Adjunct professor in Anthropology, University of Western Ontario

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.



On sabbatical


  • 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