University of Calgary

Matthew Moors

  • Doctoral Student
  • Graduate Assistant-Teaching

Research Interests

Matt has worked in archaeology since 1998 and as a supervisor since 2007. His areas of interest include faunal and lithic analysis, settlement pattern studies, GIS, ethnohistoric archaeology, as well as the archaeology of the northern plains, boreal forest, and arctic regions. His past research projects include an analysis of the distribution patterns of tipi rings and other sites near medicine wheels on CFB Suffield, near Suffield, Alberta, and the Lomond Grazing Association Lease, near Bassano, Alberta, using an emphasis on indigenous worldview models and Landscape perspectives to interpret the distribution of sites. In addition, he supervised the excavation of the Hardisty Bison Pound and an associated campsite. These sites have been determined to be among the most important Avonlea sites on the Northern Plains. 

His current research is using Uhlenbeck’s description of Kainaikoan’s account of the seasonal round that he and his people undertook every year. Using the traditional Blackfoot worldview, Landscape archaeology, GIS, and Statistical Analysis he endeavours to recreate the landscape that Kainaikoan and his people were situated in to fine tune settlement pattern models of indigenous peoples in Alberta.

Photograph of Matthew Moors

Current Studies

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