Dr. Robert Losey, of the University of Calgary will be our fifth Long Ago Yukon SKYPE lecturer for our 2017-2018 series. He will speak via SKYPE at 1p.m. at the Beringia Centre on Saturday, February 17th. Dr. Losey’s topic will be “Early People and Dogs in the North: from Siberia to North America".
Dr. Robert Losey, Professor in the Anthropology Department at University of Calgary, has extensive archaeological field and laboratory experience in Eastern Siberia focussing on human-animal relations particularly on the domestication of dogs.
He was the recipient of a $241,299, 2014 - 2017 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Grant for the study of The Long Term History of Humans and Their Dogs in the North.
Dr. Losey has also been exploring prehistoric hunter-gatherer lifeways in Northeast Asia as part of the Baikal-Hokkaido Archeology Project (BHAP), which consists of an international and multi-disciplinary team of scholars with expertise in archaeology, physical anthropology, ethnography, molecular biology, geophysics, geochemistry and environmental reconstructions. This compliments his work on the location of dog domestication in Ust’-Polui and Ivolgin, Siberia as well as in Alaska to determine whether archaeological finds are dog or wolf fossils. This remains a contentious issue.
Long Ago Yukon is a voluntary group that endeavours to engage Yukoners through a variety of activities in education and action supporting the protection and preservation of the archaeological and paleontological heritage of our territory.
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