James Conolly


Office: DNA C225
Lab: DNA C229/30 Landscape Research Unit
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 x7868
Email: Send an email


BA (Toronto) MA, PhD (University College London)

Current Research

Environmental and landscape archaeology; spatial ecology;

geographical information systems and science; spatial and analytical statistics; computer modelling of population dynamics and cultural change.



Professor Conolly joined the department in 2004 as Trent's first

Canada Research Chair in Archaeology. He holds degrees in anthropology from the University of Toronto (BA) and in archaeology from the University of London (MA, PhD). He has been involved in field projects in Turkey, Syria, Greece, the UK, Canada and the United States and currently maintains an active field research program in Ontario and Alaska. He is principally concerned with the spatial ecology of human foragers and early farmers. In addition to generating primary data via his field programs, his research involves the application of geospatial methods of analysis (GIS, remote sensing, and spatial statistics) to archaeological and palaeoecological datasets to establish how resource structure influenced mobility and settlement choices in hunter-gatherer and early farming societies. Prospective graduate students are welcome to contact him about opportunities to join either the Anthropology MA or Environmental and Life Science MSc/PhD programs.


Recent publications

Please  go to his Personal Research Page