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I  am married to my best friend, Sharisse.  We live in Calgary, where I teach at the University of Calgary in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology.  My son, Dylan, was recently married to Clare Murphy in a lovely ceremony in Northern Ireland, and they will be living in Calgary. . Our daughter Kalleen lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband Brent and their new baby Ozmodeus. Daughter Celise is in the PhD program in Anthropology at the University of California, at Berkeley, and is conducting research on the osteoarchaeology of the Netherlands.

Sharisse is a professional speech pathologist, specializing in children with language disabilities.  She is employed by the Rocky View School District where they are implementing an experimental program for students with speech and language needs. 

Sharisse is also my close collaborator in research projects, including field work in Nicaragua.  Together we have authored numerous articles, especially those involving gender research.  We love to travel, though it is usually work related to at least some degree.


Sharisse at beach

Sharisse at Majagual beach in Nicaragua 

 Dylan recently graduated from the University of Victoria, with a Masters in Teaching.  He enjoys poetry, and has published several of his poems.  Dylan enjoys travelling, and has accompanied us to Nicaragua and also to Menorca off the coast of Spain for archaeological fieldwork.  He is teaching in the Calgary area while establishing a home with his wife Clare..

Dashing Dylan


My daughter Celise recently completed her MA at Trent University, where she studied Physical Anthropology, particularly as it relates to archaeological remains.  She has excavated in Ireland, Greece, Rhode Island, and with us in Nicaragua.  Her research interest is in occupational markers--the pathological evidence of tasks practiced repeatedly during life, which studied using human remains from Teotihuacan, Mexico.  If you like the Kathy Reich's series Bones, think Temperance Brennan but with personality.

Celise excavating

Celise excavating in Nicaragua


 Kalleen earned her MFA at the University of Texas at Austin.  Her medium of preference is lithography, but she is talented at everything she does.  You can learn more of Kalleen's artwork at  Last May she married Brent Nutting.

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