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Joshua Dent

Joshua Dent Ph.D. (Josh)

Josh's (he/him) research focus is Canadian provincial archaeological policy, heritage legislation, heritage data management, and Indigenous engagement in cultural resource management. Currently, he is a project manager and Community Relations Coordinator with Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc. (TMHC). He is a licensed Professional Archaeologist in Ontario with 15 years of practical and research-based cultural resource management experience. He has supervised commercial work in Ontario, British Columbia, Alberta, and the Yukon. He is co-founder of the Archaeologist’s Almanac and the Heron Research Portal, former Chair of the London Heritage Council, member on the City of London’s Advisory Committee on Heritage (LACH), and Director of Membership Services for the Ontario Archaeological Society.

Originally from Prince George, British Columbia, Josh currently lives and works in London, Ontario together with his family.

Selected Works:

2020 Community-Sourced Archaeology and Relinquishing the Inception of Research

2019 Conceptual Boxes and Political Borders: Considering Provincial and Territorial Archaeological Site Inventories

2017 Tailors-Made: Heritage Governance Customization in Late Modern Canada

2016 Accounts of Engagement: Conditions and Capitals of Indigenous Participation in Canadian Commercial Archaeology. PhD. Dissertation.

2013 False Frontiers: Archaeology and the Myth of the Canadian Wilderness

2012 Past Tents: Temporal Themes and Patterns of Provincial Archaeological Governance in British Columbia and Ontario. MA Thesis.

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