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Matthew Munro

  • Doctoral Student


Matt has spent the last seven years working on CRM projects in Nova Scotia and Alberta as a permit holder and site supervisor. This work has included surveys at the Paleoindian site of Debert in Nova Scotia, large-scale excavations of historic urban settlements beneath downtown Halifax, the shovel testing of dense lithic scatters and workshops in the Boreal forest of northern Alberta, and the excavation of prehistoric campsites in the Albertan parkland.

His methodological interests involve the use of digital site recording through the use of total stations and photogrammetry. He is also interested in survey methodologies involving shovel testing and site visibility studies including field-walking and landscape analyses. In the case of theory, Matt is interested in landscape studies and involving regional archaeologists in the development of internationally-derived archaeological theories. His approach is currently poststructuralist and he is investigating social power relationships using Neo-Marxist considerations of landscape.

His current research is focused on theorizing landscape settlement in southern Italy following the transition from the Late Roman to early medieval periods. The working title of this research is: An archaeology of resistance and resilience in rural landscapes of southern Italy, AD 400 to 800.

Photograph of Matthew Munro


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