Stephen A. Davis is CEO of Davis MacIntyre & Associates Limited. He 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.
April MacIntyre is President of Davis MacIntyre & Associates Limited. She holds a Master of Arts from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a B.A. (Honours) in Anthropology from Saint Mary’s University. She has been employed in the consulting field since 1997 and participated in archaeological projects as a student prior to that. April specializes in the historic archaeology of Nova Scotia, and has extensive experience in field and laboratory methods as well as conducting documentary research. She is well-trained in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century material culture identification and analysis. During her professional career, she has been involved in both historic and precontact archaeological investigations, including burial sites. In addition to her many completed contractual reports, April is actively involved in research and publishing. She is currently a Research Associate of the Nova Scotia Museum.
Laura de Boer is Vice President and a senior archaeologist at Davis MacIntyre & Associates Limited. She 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 sites and with predictive modelling for 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 in order to complete detailed building surveys at Uniacke House and Admiralty House.
Courtney Glen is a senior archaeologist with Davis MacIntyre & Associates Limited. She has been involved in archaeological field survey and excavations since 2008 and began working in the consulting field in 2011. She completed a Bachelor of Arts at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, where she majored in Anthropology, minored in Chemistry and completed a Diploma of Forensic Science. After graduating from Saint Mary's, she completed a Master's degree in Landscape Archaeology at the University of York in the United Kingdom, with her thesis research focusing on 19th century crime and poverty. Courtney has participated in field surveys and excavation in Canada and the United Kingdom. She has held archaeological permits in Nova Scotia since 2013 and has supervised large-scale mitigation projects. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society.
Vanessa McKillop is an intermediate archaeologist at Davis MacIntyre & Associates Limited. Vanessa has been working in the cultural resource management field in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island since completing her undergraduate degree in anthropology and history from Saint Mary’s University in 2010. Vanessa is currently a Master of Arts candidate in Heritage Resource Management at Simon Fraser University. Her research focuses on the importance of assessing the paleo-landscape of the Shubenacadie River Valley and the potential for encountering First Nations cultural resources for archaeological consultants.