(Professor Emeriti-June 2013)
Office: Arch Ctr 101
Lab:DNA C223 MesoAmerican Lab
Telephone: (705) 748-1011 x7877
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BA (California-Berkeley) MA,PhD (Harvard)
Professor Healy took his B.A. in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Harvard University. Before coming to Trent in 1976, he taught at Harvard University and Rutgers University in the United States and has been a Visiting Professor at Simon Fraser University. Professor Healy is formerly Chair of the Department of Anthropology and prior to that was the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. He served as first Director of the Trent University Archaeological Research Centre (TUARC) (2001-05). His teaching and research interests are focused on Mesoamerican archaeology, especially the culture history of the ancient Maya. He has excavated sites in Mexico (Tehuacan Valley) and in Belize (Moho Cay, Caracol, Caledonia, Pacbitun, and Cahal Pech) for many years. His interests also include the archaeology of the Intermediate Area of Lower Central America, having worked in Honduras and Nicaragua and also in the Caribbean (Antigua and Trinidad). Professor Healy was chosen for Trent University’s Distinguished Research Award for his contribution to the area of the Social Sciences.