Alisha Gauvreau

Alisha Gauvreau

PhD candidate


Quentin Mackie
Duncan McLaren


Evolution and ecology
Indigenous peoples
Visual anthropology and materiality

Nested within the Hakai Ancient Landscapes Archaeology Project, my PhD research at UVIC focuses on the subsistence and settlement history of the Triquet Island (EkTb-9) site which hosts an ancient Heiltsuk First Nation village with a 14,000 year record of repeated human occupation. It is one of the oldest, and longest occupied archaeological sites in Canada. Triquet Island provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the long-term development of culture, technology and historical ecology at a single place of seamless human occupation.

My community-based Master's research (Simon Fraser University, Department of Resource and Environmental Management) explored Heiltsuk First Nation governance systems and traditional herring fisheries management on the central coast, BC.

Research interests: historical ecology, paleoclimate reconstruction, zooarchaeology, wet-site archaeology, indigenous oral traditions and histories, decoloniality.