Associate Professor, Anthropology
PhD (McMaster), MA (Simon Fraser), B.Sc. (Trent)
7-368G, City Centre Campus10700 - 104 AvenueEdmonton, AB780-633-3644
Paul Prince is an anthropological archaeologist with a background in the prehistory and history of the Eastern Woodland and Pacific Northwest areas of North America. He has participated in field projects over much of North America, but his primary focus is British Columbia. Paul is especially interested in the engagement of First Nations with varoius forms of colonialism; and the long-term record of economic adaptations, including the structure of fisheries and the intensive use of animal resources. He is currently pursuing these interests in projects related tol British Columbia and the interior of Newfoundland. Paul teaches introductory anthropology and advanced archaeology courses and enjoys engaging students in anthropological thinking and hands-on research.
Available to supervise honours or individual study students.
Teaching and Research Interests
Selected Publications / Presentations / Conference Papers
Prince, Paul. (2017). The Beaver of Children and the Poor: The Social Dimension of Fur-Bearing Mammal Exploitation in Central British Columbia. Paper Presented at the Society for American Archaeology Conference, April 2017, Vancouver.
Carter, Kari and Paul Prince. (2017). Glimpses into the Arrangement of a Planked House Village Through Multi-element Analysis of Auger-collected Sediments. Paper Presented at the 42nd Annual Canadian Archaeological Association Conference, May 2017, Ottawa.
Prince, Paul. (2016). Colonial Housing Reform and Transitions in Architecture in the Bella Coola Area of British Columbia. Historical Archaeology 50 (2), 47-68.
Holly, Donald H. and Paul Prince. (2015). The Relative Productivity of Ccoastal and Terrestrial Environments and Why People Matter: The view from Birchy Lake, Interior Newfoundland. Paper Presented at the 40th Annual Canadian Archaeological Association Conference, May 2015, St. John’s.
Prince, Paul. (2014). Fish Weirs and an Interior Salmon Fishery on the Nautley River, Central British Columbia. North American Archaeologist 35 (2), 119-148.
Prince, Paul. (2013). A Northwest Village Landscape at Kitwancool Lake. Paper Presented at the 38th Annual Canadian Archaeological Association Conference, May 2013, Whistler.
Prince, Paul. (2011). Riverine Salmon Harvesting and Processing Technology in Northern British Columbia. In The Archaeology of North Pacific Fisheries. M. Moss and A. Cannon, eds, pp. 148-180. University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks.
Professional Associations / Memberships