Andrew Martindale is an anthropological archaeologist whose research and teaching expertise has focused on the Northwest Coast and includes the history and archaeology of complex hunter-gatherers of western North America, the archaeology and ethnohistory of cultural contact and colonialism, archaeology and law, space-syntax analysis of architecture and households, and the use of indigenous oral records in archaeology.
His current work includes a long term partnership with the Lax Kw’alaams and Metlakatla First Nations that explores their history over the Holocene via a comparison of archaeological data and indigenous oral records. He also works with Musqueam First Nation in a partnership to offer UBC undergraduate courses that advance the analysis of archaeological research conducted in their territory.
Prof. Martindale has an interest in the use of ground penetrating radar to locate human burials, work that he offers primarily as service for First Nations.
He is the Director of the Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database, which was transferred to UBC LOA from the Canadian Museum of History in 2014: www.canadianarchaeology.ca.