Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
Robyn Crook has earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Classics at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During her B.A. studies, she focused primarily on historical archaeology in Nova Scotia with the fieldwork taking place at Grand Pré.
After completing her B.A., Robyn continued her education at the University of Sheffield in Sheffield, England. Her M.A. thesis explored the involvement of women in monumental public benefaction in the Roman provinces and how this compared to women's roles in the provinces as illustrated in legal documents.
Robyn has spent the four years doing CRM in Nova Scotia working on a variety of sites spanning from the Palaeo-Indian period site of Debert through 17th-19th century urban sites located in historic Halifax.
Her current research will focus on ideas of gender and identity expressed though material culture in Roman Britain. Current working title: Women in northern Britannia: construction and expression of identity through material culture in late Iron Age and Roman period Britannia, 100 BCE ? 300 CE.
Current fieldwork: Vindolanda Roman Fort, Chesterholm, UK.