Explore the archaeological legacies of the Niagara region.
This popular asynchronous course, taught by Dr. Kimberly Monk, provides an introduction to historical archaeology while drawing on local historic sites and archaeological case studies, to characterize the region’s remarkable human history. Coursework explores archival documents, local landscapes, and historical artifacts while also providing opportunities to tell the story of Niagara’s past through a public archaeology project.
HIST 3M61 is a full-credit online (asynchronous) course offered from 6 September 2023 – 5 April 2024 (D1).
HIST 3M61 is cross-listed with the Department of Classics and Archaeology (CLAS 3M61).
General topics from the course syllabus are provided below.
Module 2: The Local Historic Environment
Niagara’s Formation and Early Human Landscape
Communities and Archaeological Heritage
Reengaging Cultural Heritage Landscapes
Module 4: Proccessing Archaeological Material
Managing Finds at the Lab
Artifact Identification, Databasing and Cataloguing
Analysis and Interpretation
Reports and Publication
Meet the professor
Dr. Kimberly Monk is a maritime archaeologist and Adjunct Professor in the Department of History. Her work on the Shickluna Shipyards dig has garnered national and international attention. Read more about Dr. Monk and the Shickluna Shipyard archaeological site in St. Catharines in the Brock News:
- Community soaks up history at former shipyard’s archaeology open house -August 12, 2022
- Digitally digging into history – May 15, 2020
- Public tours to be held at excavation site of historic Shickluna Shipyard – July 26, 2019
- Archaeological research project invites public participation – June 5, 2019
Follow Dr. Monk on Facebook (@shicklunashipyard), Instragram (@digtheshipyard) and Twitter (@dig_maritime).
more from the Shickluna Shipyard Excavation
Photo credits are to Dr. Kimberly Monk, unless otherwise noted.