John L. Creese

Associate Professor of Anthropology
Minard Hall 428D10

Selected Publications

2018. Place-making in Canadian Archaeology. Canadian Archaeological Journal 42(1):46-56.

2017. Art as Kinship: Signs of Life in the Eastern Woodlands. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 27(4):643-654.

2017. Jones, Eric E. and John L. Creese, eds. Process and Meaning in Spatial Archaeology: Investigations into Pre-columbian Iroquoian Space and Place. University Press of Colorado, Boulder:

2016. Emotion Work and the Archaeology of Consensus: The Northern Iroquoian Case. World Archaeology 48(1):14-34.

  • Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Toronto, 2011
  • MA, Anthropology, University of Toronto, 2005
  • BA, Anthropology Specialist, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 2003
Research Interests

Dr. Creese is an anthropological archaeologist with research interests in archaeological theory, landscape and settlement archaeology, GIS, personhood and the body, and community and Indigenous archaeologies. His current fieldwork focusses on collaborative Indigenous archaeology in the Western Great Lakes region of North America. He has published on topics such as rock art and relational ontologies, emotion-work and material culture, and Iroquoian architecture and settlement organization. Dr. Creese is also currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Archaeology:

Courses Taught
  • ANTH 204 – Archaeology and Prehistory
  • ANTH 470/670 – Theory in Archaeology
  • ANTH 471/671 – Archaeological Research Methods
  • ANTH 445 – Archaeology of Indigenous North America
  • ANTH 496/695 – Archaeology Field School
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