Peter Timmins

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Peter Timmins, Ph.D. - Principal Archaeologist - Heritage Planner

Peter Timmins received a Ph.D. in Anthropology from McGill University in 1992, and has specialized in Cultural Resource Management and the archaeology of southern Ontario for the past 32 years.

Dr. Timmins has several years of regulatory and consulting experience with the Ontario Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Transportation, and three private sector archaeological firms. He has conducted numerous archaeological assessments in both rural and urban contexts for many private and public sector clients. Typical projects include: roads and highways, pipelines, electrical transmission facilities, subdivisions, severances, aggregate pits, landfills and cemeteries.

Peter is an advisor to First Nations communities on archaeological, cultural heritage and repatriation issues and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Western University. Peter’s Ph.D dissertation, The Calvert Site: An Interpretive Framework for the Early Iroquoian Village, was published by the Canadian Museum of Civilization in 1997. He is actively involved in Western University’s M.A. program in Applied Archaeology and is currently supervising several Master’s students conducting research on topics related to Ontario Cultural Resource Management.

Dr. Timmins is an active member of the Ontario Archaeological Society, the Canadian Archaeological Association and the Society for American Archaeology.