Chris Arnett

Email:  9f96022117

Supervisors: Dr. Andrew Martindale, Dr. Bruce Miller, Dr. Michael Blake

Research Interests: Indigenous Theory, Historical Anthropology, Salishan Rock Art, Ethnohistory, Ethnography, Urban Archaeology, Microhistory, Pacific Northwest Colonization, Battlefield Archaeology, Rock n’ Roll.

Current Research: My PhD dissertation is a spatial and temporal analysis of post-contact Salishan rock painting that will consider the role of historical contingencies in material and non-material site formation processes.


Arnett, Chris, ed.
2007 Two Houses Half-Buried in Sand: Oral traditions of the Hul’qumi’num’ Coast Salish of Kuper Island and Vancouver Island by Beryl Mildred Cryer. Vancouver: Talonbooks.

Arnett, Chris
2007 Review of “Clam Gardens: Aboriginal Mariculture on Canada’s West Coast by Judith Williams. In Literary Review of Canada, Vol. 15, No.1, January/February 2007. Toronto

2001 Review of “Glyphs and Gallows: The Rock Art of Clo-oose and the Wreck of
the John Bight” by Peter Johnson. In BC Studies, No. 130, Summer 2001, Vancouver

1999 The Terror of the Coast: Land Alienation and Colonial War on Vancouver
Island and the Gulf Islands, 1849-1863. Vancouver: Talonbooks

Arnett, Chris and Maywell Wickheim
1989 4000 Years: A History of the Rainforest, on the Southwest Coast of Vancouver Island. Sooke: Sooke Region Museum and Archives

York, Annie Z., Richard Daly and Chris Arnett
1993 They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever: Rock Writings of the Stein
River Valley British Columbia. Vancouver: Talonbooks

Archaeological Society of British Columbia
Society of American Archaeology
Salt Spring Island Archives
Canadian Archaeological Association
American Anthropological Association