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Douglas Stenton

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Douglas Stenton



Douglas Stenton is the Director of Heritage for the Government of Nunavut Department of Culture and Heritage. Dr. Stenton has directed archaeological research and training in the Eastern Canadian Arctic (Nunavut) since 1980. His research has focused on settlement-subsistence systems of the late prehistoric (Thule) period and, most recently, on the investigation of archaeological sites associated with the 1845 Sir John Franklin Expedition.

Dr. Stenton has played a central role in the development and implementation of archaeological legislation and policy in Nunavut. He is the former Executive Director of the Inuit Heritage Trust, the Designated Inuit Organization under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement responsible for representing Inuit interests in archaeological resource management. Dr. Stenton was the first Government of Nunavut Archaeologist and was appointed Director of Heritage in 2002.

Dr. Stenton received his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, in 1989.

Refereed Journal Articles

Brooke S. Milne, Robert W. Park, and Douglas R. Stenton

2013   For Caribou, Chert, and Company: Understanding Mobility Among the Palaeo-Eskimos of Baffin Island, Arctic Canada. In Preston, Paul R. and Katia Schörle:  Mobility, Transition and Change in Prehistory and Classical Antiquity: Proceedings of the Graduate Archaeology Organisation Conference on the Fourth and Fifth of April 2008 at Hertford College, Oxford, UK. BAR International Series 2534. Pp. 49-61.

Brooke S. Milne, Robert W. Park, and Douglas R. Stenton

2012   Dorset Culture Land Use Strategies and the Case of Inland Southern Baffin Island.  Canadian Journal of Archaeology. 36(2):267-88.

Stenton, Douglas R., Robert W. Park, and Tara Grant

2010   Retracing the route of Hans K. E. Kruger’s 1930 German Arctic Expedition. Polar Record 46(239):349-358.

Stenton, Douglas R.

2007   Robert S. Janes and Hector Pitchforth Grave Relocations. Arctic 60(2):217-220.

Robert W. Park and Douglas R. Stenton

2007   A Hans Krüger Arctic Expedition Cache on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada. Arctic 60(1):1-6.

Charles D. Arnold and Douglas R. Stenton

2002   New Archaeological Regulations for the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Canada. Revista de Arqueologia Americana 21:33-43.

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