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Davis MacIntyre & Associates  

A team of committed professionals

Davis MacIntyre & Associates Limited was established in 2009 and previously operated as Davis Archaeological Consultants Limited. We are leaders in the cultural resource management discipline in the Atlantic Region, with a staff comprising of over 50 years of combined experience in the field of archaeology. We are committed to excellence and pride ourselves on offering our clients value-added services to meet modern environmental, safety, development, and ethical standards. We adhere to the Canadian Archaeological Association’s code of ethics.

We are proud of our efforts to educate, curate, and promote archaeological heritage though public archaeology and community-based archaeology initiatives including employing Mi’kmaq and other members of the public though employment and volunteer opportunities. We work hard to increase public involvement in archaeology with our extensive experience conducting public archaeology and community-based archaeology projects. We are committed to de-colonizing archaeology, including capacity building, collaboration, and engagement with the Mi’kmaq Nation, Mi’kmaw communities, and other indigenous communities. We respect the guidance of elders, community leaders, and community members in regards to the archaeological resources of their ancestors. We encourage the dissemination of archaeological knowledge through public education and collaboration, temporary public exhibits, publishing and media. Our staff members are actively involved in public outreach programs.    


Great Planning

Experienced project management. Advanced safety programming.

Expert Team 

A team of graduate level and above  archaeologists specializing in all aspects of heritage management.


Quick reporting and turn around.

Balancing individual clients' needs and heritage professionalism.


April MacIntyre, MA, RPA

President, Principal Archaeologist and Project Manager

April holds a Master of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a B.A. (Honours) in Anthropology from Saint Mary’s University. April MacIntyre began a career in cultural resource management with Davis Archaeological Consultants (DAC) in 1999. In 2009, April formed a business partnership with DAC President, Dr. Stephen Davis and today, she is President and Principal Archaeologist at Davis MacIntyre & Associates Limited. Her specialization is in the historic archaeology of Nova Scotia, particularly as it relates to cultural resource management and policy. April has extensive experience in field and laboratory methods, GIS mapping and data management, as well as in conducting documentary research and historic material culture identification and analysis. She has been involved in, and has managed, various historic and precontact archaeological investigations including burial sites throughout the Atlantic region. Throughout her career, she has been instrumental in developing policies for archaeological resource management which have become the standard for professional practice in the Province. She is an active Research Associate at the Nova Scotia Museum and is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (Reg. No. 4555).

Laura de Boer, MA, RPA

Vice President, Senior Archaeologist 

Laura holds a Master’s degree in European Historical Archaeology from the University of Sheffield and a B.A. (Honours, summa cum laude) in Anthropology from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax. Laura has been involved in archaeological field survey since 2006, and began working in the consulting field in 2008. Laura specializes in the archaeology of industrialization and in standing building archaeology, a growing field in the Maritimes and worldwide. She is also experienced with a range of historic and precontact sites. Further to her interest in Nova Scotia’s vibrant industries of the nineteenth century and beyond, Laura is on the Board of Directors for Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia. She is a research associate with the Nova Scotia Museum, studying heritage buildings within the museum system and is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (Reg. No. 4714).

Courtney Glen, MA, RPA

Senior Archaeologist and Safety Coordinator

Courtney joined Davis MacIntyre & Associates in 2012, after she completed her MA in Landscape Archaeology from the University of York, UK. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, as well as a Diploma of Forensic Science from Saint Mary’s University. Her specializations include community engagement, project management, burial archaeology, and archival research, and has experience in working on archaeological sites dating from the precontact period to the 20th century. Courtney has directed large- and small-scale projects and conducted project management for some of the most complex projects DMA has completed in recent years. She has worked to develop mitigation and management plans for a variety of developments and excels in detail-oriented policy development and implementation. Courtney also acts as safety coordinator for Davis MacIntyre & Associates and manages the safety program. She currently serves on the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society’s Board of Directors is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (Reg. No. 4741).

Vanessa McKillop, MA, RPA

Archaeologist, GIS and Statistical Modeling 

Vanessa holds a Master of Arts in Heritage Resource Management at Simon Fraser University. She has been working in heritage consulting since completing her undergraduate degree in anthropology and history from Saint Mary’s University in 2010. She has a diverse skill set and breadth of knowledge of legislation from working in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Federal jurisdictions, and from studying heritage legislation from across North America. Vanessa specializes in precontact archaeology and predictive modeling of the cultural landscapes of Mi’kma’ki. She is an advocate for heritage management legislative changes and for the greater involvement of descendant groups in the management and preservation of Nova Scotia’s diverse history. Vanessa is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (Reg. No. 4540).

Travis Crowell, MA, RPA


Travis holds a Master’s Degree in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University as well as a B.A. (Honours) in Anthropology from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax. Travis has worked in cultural resource management since 2012 and has been involved in projects throughout the Maritime provinces as a researcher, field archaeologist, and permit holder. His breadth of experience includes supervising projects under provincial and federal legislation at national historic sites, 18th and 19th century fortifications, and at precontact sites within Mi’kma’ki. His past research in British Columbia specialized in coastal archaeology and the relationship between precontact settlement and changing sea-levels, and coastal archaeology on the east coast remains an interest to him today. Travis  is a member of the Register of Professional Archaeologists (Reg. No. 17244).



Johanna Cole, MA


Johanna holds a Master of Arts in Atlantic Canada Studies from Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, and a B.A. (Honours) in Archaeology and Geology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John’s. She has been involved in archaeological field survey since 2017 and began working in the consulting field in 2021. Johanna has worked as a field archaeologist on sites ranging from precontact sites within Mi’kma’ki to twentieth-century Welsh slating operations in rural Newfoundland. In addition, Johanna has experience as a researcher and lab technician, transcribing documents from the seventeenth to twentieth century, and conserving historic material, with a particular focus on ferrous objects. Her past research has utilized archival material to study the intersection of gender, sexuality, and labour, examining their impact on the lifeways of historic women in Newfoundland. Johanna currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society. 

Steve Davis, DPhil (Oxford)

CEO ret'd

Steve holds a D. Phil in prehistory from the University of Oxford, M.A. in Anthropology (specialization in prehistoric archaeology) from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a B.A. (Honors) in Anthropology from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. Steve has spent thirty-four years as an archaeology professor, chiefly at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax but also part-time at the University of Oxford, Memorial University of Newfoundland and St. Francis Xavier University. He is presently Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Saint Mary's University. Steve brings a wealth of archaeological experience to any cultural project. Although his specialization is the prehistory of Atlantic Canada, he has worked on projects in Spain, Norway, Maine, the British Isles, N.W.T., Ontario and the Canadian Arctic. With a growing public interest in protecting cultural resources of all types, Steve has become involved with numerous projects involving historic site archaeology, along with his long history of survey and excavation on precontact sites. These activities have resulted in hundreds of publications in the form of books, book chapters, journal articles, and contractual documents. In 2011 Steve was presented with the Canadian Archaeological Association’s Smith-Wintemburg Award for outstanding contributions to the field of archaeology.​ Steve continues to provide professional and technical advice to many DMA projects.

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