Robert J Losey, PhD, MSc, BA

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept
Associate Chair(Undergraduate), Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept
Email
robert.losey@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-1143
Address
B-40 Tory (H.M.) Building
11211 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H4

Associate Chair(Undergraduate), Faculty of Arts - Anthropology Dept
Email
robert.losey@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

I am a professor at the University of Alberta, and my specialization is the archaeology of human-animal relationships. I Most of my field research takes place in the North American and Siberian Arctic and Eastern Russia. Much of my recent work involves the study of dog and reindeer domestication, and the long-term history of dog sledding. Most of this work is zooarchaeological, but I also have a strong interest in ethnoarchaeology and human-animal studies.


Research




Teaching

Courses taught at the University of Alberta:

Anth 206: Introduction to Archaeology

Anth 219: Introduction to World Prehistory

Anth 480: Development of Anthropological Archaeology

Anth 477/577: Northwest Coast Archaeology

Anth 480/580: Zooarchaeology

Anth 481: Development of Anthropological Archaeology

Anth 484/584: Archaeology of Animals in Ritual

Anth 484/584: The Archaeology of Dogs

Anth 486/586: Archaeology of Aquatic Adaptations

Anth 486/586: People and Animals

Anth 584: Modern Archaeological Theory

Anth 584: Advanced Zooarchaeology


Courses

ANTHR 206 - Introduction to Archaeology

Introduction to the nature, purposes, theory and methods of anthropological archaeology. Emphasis on principles of reconstruction of past societies from archaeological evidence and the explanation of cultural evolution.

Fall Term 2020
ANTHR 303 - History of Anthropological Archaeology

A survey of the development of theory and method in anthropological archaeology. Prerequisites: ANTHR 206 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years. Note: Not open to students with credit in ANTHR 481.

Winter Term 2021
ANTHR 480 - Zooarchaeology

Exploration of methodological and theoretical issues in zooarchaeology through the study of animal remains from archaeological contexts. Prerequisite: ANTHR 206 or consent of Department. Offered in alternate years.

Fall Term 2020
ANTHR 484 - Topics in Archaeology and/or Biological Anthropology

Consult the Department for the specific topics offered and any recommended courses to be completed prior to registering.

Winter Term 2021
ANTHR 499B - Honors Seminar and Research Project

A review and discussion of contemporary issues in Anthropology leading to the conception, preparation, and completion of the BA Honors essay under the supervision of an individual faculty member.

Winter Term 2021
ANTHR 580 - Advanced Zooarchaeology

Exploration of methodological and theoretical issues in zooarchaeology through the study of animal remains from archaeological contexts. Offered in alternate years.

Fall Term 2020
ANTHR 584 - Advanced Topics in Archaeology and/or Biological Anthropology

Consult the Department and/or the schedule of classes for the specific topics offered.

Winter Term 2021

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