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Paul Prince

Associate Professor
MacEwan University
Central African Republic


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.

Research Interest

Trade and subsistence economy on the Nechako Plateau of British Columbia Colonial encounters on the central coast of BC Landscape archaeology and fisheries in the upper Skeena Valley of BC Cultural interaction and resource use at Birchy Lake, Newfoundland


  • 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

  • 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.

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