Sarah West

Sarah West

MA student


April Nowell


Evolution and ecology

During my undergraduate studies at Vancouver Island University, I completed an archaeology internship program at the Scladina Neandertal cave site in Belgium. My MA work will be taking a closer look at the lithics excavated from the Scladina site to determine which faunal species Neandertals hunted or processed with stone tools. I am hoping my research will contribute to a more comprehensive understanding of Neandertal diet and ecology.

When I’m not working on my studies, I am outside exploring Vancouver Island with my three-year-old daughter, Juniper. She loves swimming and digging in the dirt with her Mama.