Lynda Gullason

Adjunct Research Professor

Degrees:Ph.D. (McGill)


Lynda Gullason is an arctic archaeologist whose research interests and experience broadly concern indigenous cultures, identities, technologies and intercultural contact in northern Canada, Alaska and Greenland. Her study of the Thule Inuit has led her to investigate variables affecting labour organization, gender role changes, seasonal dimensions of gendered behaviour, gender ideology, subsistence and settlement decisions, architectural transitions and archaeological site formation processes. More recently, she has examined Thule Inuit metal use and the impact of early European encounters using museum collections from Canada, the USA, Greenland and Denmark. Her current project, part of the Geological Survey of Canada’s Geo-Mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) initiative, is a collaboration with several institutions, including the Université de Montréal, the Canadian Conservation Institute, and the Danish and Greenland National Museums, to conduct geo-chemical provenance analyses using x-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) on artifacts and mineralogical samples of copper and iron to determine the sources of these materials and their circulation among indigenous groups. She has recently published a review article on Canadian Arctic historical archaeology in the journal Revisita de Arqueologia Americana and a co-authored chapter on Indigenous-European contact across Canada for the atlas entitled América: Contacto E Independencia.