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Patrick Julig

Patrick Julig

Full Professor

Emeritus Professor
School of Northern and Community Studies
A-353, Arts Building Sudbury Campus


Dr. Patrick Julig was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Laurentian University in 1990 and has been a Full Professor since 1999.  He has been Chair of the Department of Anthropology for three terms. Dr. Julig has also taught in France, at Toronto, York and Simon Frazer Universities. In 1997-99 he was Director of a CIDA Tier-One Program, Distance Education in Western China.

In 1982, Dr. Julig completed a Master of Arts in Geography at York University and a PhD in Philosophy, Anthropology in 1988 at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Julig has excavated on archaeological sites in Ontario since 1987, and has done geoarchaeological research and excavations in France, Italy, Sweden, Syria and Egypt.  He has been involved in numerous research projects, has published many books and articles, and has completed several books; The Cummins Site Complex and PaleoIndian Occupations in the Northwestern Lake Superior Region (1995) and “The Sheguiandah Site: Archaeological, geological and palaeobotanical studies at a Paleoindian site on Manitoulin Island, Ontario” (2002)

Dr. Julig has worked with First Nations across northern Ontario on Cultural Heritage Research and archaeology, from Thunder Bay to Fort Albany, but mostly around Georgian Bay and Manitoulin Island.  He currently resides in Sheguiandah on Manitoulin Island, and is a volunteer on several local boards and committees in North Eastern Manitoulin and the Islands (NEMI), including the local Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah board. Dr. Julig was appointed as a Manitoulin Island representative to the Children’s Aid Society’s Board of Directors and completed a first three-year term in 2013, and has since been reappointed for a second 3-year term.


  • PhD Anthropology, University of Toronto 1988
  • MA Geography, York University 1982
  • BA Geography, York University 1980


Dr. Julig has recieved SSHRC grants in a number of areas including archaeological analyses of the Sheguiandah Site artyifacts, the sourcing of flints and other stone tool artifacts in the Great Lakes region to determine geological sources, and has done and published on geoarchaeological research in many places including Syria, Egypt, Sweden as well as North America.  Current research has been mostly in the Great Lakes and Northeast Ontario region, including Killarney and Manitoulin and with local First Nations.


  • 1991 Laurentian Univ. Outstanding Research Productivity, Extra Merit
  • 1999 Laurentian Univ. Outstanding Research and Administrative work
  • 2002 Laurentian Univ. Outstanding Research Productivity, Extra Merit
  • Publications