Laurie Beckwith

Education

  • BSc (Hons), Trent University
  • MA, Trent University
  • PhD, University of Calgary

About

Laurie Beckwith

I have been teaching at Douglas College since 2003 and courses I teach include World Prehistory, Introduction to Archaeology, Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Archaeology of the Americas and Old World Prehistory. I am an anthropologically trained archaeologist and I have been working on archaeological projects in the Central Andes, in Peru and Ecuador, since 1987. I have also had the opportunity to carry out archaeological research in Chihuahua, Mexico and Cameroon, West Africa. I received a B.Sc. (Hons) in Anthropology and a MA in Art and Archaeology of the Americas from Trent University. I received my Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Calgary where I studied the Late Formative Period Chorrera ceramic style from the SW coast of Ecuador. I held a Visiting Fellowship at the University of East Anglia in the Sainsbury Research Centre for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. In a brief departure from archaeology, I was employed as a Photo Archivist at the National Archives of Canada. My current research focusses on archaeology of the central highlands of Ecuador.

Tel: 604 527 5741

Email: beckwithl@douglascollege.ca

Office: N3308C

Courses Taught

  • ANTH 1101 World Prehistory: Ancient Peoples and Cultures
  • ANTH 1111 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 1112 Introduction to Archaeology
  • ANTH 2210 Archaeology of the Americas
  • ANTH 2212 Old World Prehistory

Research Areas

Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, South America, Ecuador, Ceramic Analysis

Recent Publications

Beckwith, Laurie, 2019, “Collay: Un sitio del periodo formativo tardío de la Provincia de Chimborazo.” In De Arqueología Hablamos las Mujeres. Perspectivas sobre el pasado ecuatoriano, pp. 97-107, edited by Maria Auxiliadora Cordero. Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabí, Jipijapa, Ecuador.

http://www.munayi.uleam.edu.ec/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Arqueologia-hablamos-vweb.pdf

Jamieson, Ross, Ron Hancock, Laurie Beckwith and Alice Pidruczny, “Neutron Activation Analysis of Inka and Colonial Ceramics from Central Highland Ecuador.” Archaeometry 55(2): (2013) 198–213.

Recent Conferences

“Collay: Un Sitio del Periodo Formativo Tardío de la Provincia de Chimborazo.” At “Primer Simposio de Arqueólogas en el Ecuador -De arqueología- hablamos las mujeres,” Jipijapa and Salango, Ecuador July 28 and 29, 2017.

“Collay: A Late Formative Period Site from Chimborazo Province.” Paper presented in “Formative Influences: a Gathering in Honour of J. Scott Raymond.” A symposium at the SAA Meetings, March 29 to April 2, 2017, Vancouver, BC.