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Terence Clark

Assistant Professor

Faculty Member in Anthropology
Graduate Supervisor in Anthropology

Archaeology 222

Research Area(s)

  • Northwest Coast Archaeology
  • Hunter-Fisher-Gatherers
  • Computational Archaeology
  • Landscape Archaeology



Clark, T.N.  2015. The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. Gatineau: Canadian Museum of History. ISBN: 978-0660203089

Clark, T.N.  2015. Les Grecs – D’Agamemnon à Alexandre le Grand. Gatineau: Canadian Museum of History. ISBN: 978-0660975108

Clark, T.N.  2015. Prehistoric Culture Change on Southern Vancouver Island: The Applicability of Current Explanations of the Marpole Transition. British Archaeological Reports, International Series. Oxford: ArchaeoPress. ISBN: 978-1407314044

National Geographic Learning. 2015. Explore the Greeks. T.N. Clark, program advisorNational Geographic Learning: Chicago.  ISBN 978-1305496545

Clark, T.N.  2013. Rewriting Marpole: The Path to Cultural Complexity in the Gulf of  Georgia. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Mercury Series 172. Ottawa: CMC/University of Ottawa Press. ISBN: 978-0776607948


Journal Articles and Book Chapters 

Coupland, G., D. Bilton, T.N. Clark, J. S. Cybulski, G. Frederick, A. Holland, B. Letham, and G. Williams. In Press. A Wealth of Beads: Evidence for Material Wealth-Based Inequality in the Salish Sea Region, 4000-3500 cal B.P. American Antiquity.

Clark, T.N.  2015. Book Review of People of the Middle Fraser Canyon: An Archaeological History by A.M. Prentiss and I. Kuijt. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 39(1): 142-4.

Orchard, T. J. and T.N. Clark. 2014. “Was Salmon Specialization a Northwest Coast Universal?: Intensification and Generalization of Prehistoric Northwest Coast Economies”, in The Cultural Dynamics of Shell Middens and Shell Mounds: A worldwide perspective. Roksandic M., S.M.F. Mendonça de Souza, S. Eggers, M. Burchell, D. Klokler, Eds. Albuquerque:  University of New Mexico Press.

Clark, T.N.  2013. “An Introduction to Integrative Distance Analysis (IDA)”, in Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces. Lake, M. and A. Bevan eds. London: UCL/Left Coast Press.

Coupland, G., T.N. Clark and A. Palmer. 2009.  Hierarchy, Communalism and the Spatial Order of Northwest Coast Plank Houses: A Comparative Study. American Antiquity 74(1)77:106.

Schillaci, M.T., E. Meijaard and T.N. Clark. 2009. The Effect of Island Area on Body Size in a Primate Species from the Sunda Shelf Islands. Journal of Biogeography 36 (2): 362-71.

Orchard, T. J. and T.N. Clark. 2005.  Multidimensional Scaling of Northwest Coast Faunal Assemblages: A Case Study from southern Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.  Canadian Journal of Archaeology 29(1):88-112.


Archaeology and Reconciliation Community based archaeology Computational Archaeology Landscape Archaeology Northwest Coast

Dr. Clark is the director of the shìshàlh Archaeological Research Project (sARP), a community-based collaboration of the University of Saskatchewan, the University of Toronto, and the shìshàlh Nation. This project looks at long-term resource use, status inequality, mortuary practices, settlement patterns, territoriality, and ritual within shíshálh lands.

Education & Training

BA University of Victoria 1996; MA University of Victoria 2000; PhD University of Toronto 2010