Leo's Corner

Leo

Leo Pettipas is native of Halifax, Nova Scotia and a long-standing Manitoban of French- Mi’kmaq descent. He holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Manitoba, with a specialty in environmental archaeology. He served as a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University for six years. After that he was appointed Chief of Archaeology with Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism, a position that he held for 15 years. During this time, he established several publication series on Manitoba archaeology, and was involved in the drafting of Manitoba’s Heritage Resources Act in the mid-1980s. He has published two books and over 120 articles on archaeology and related subjects. In 1995 he received the Province’s Prix Manitoba Award for excellence in Education and Communication, and in 1999 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws by Brandon University in recognition of his contribution to the discipline of archaeology in the province. Leo continues to write for the Manitoba Archaeological Journal as a Society Life Member and most recently the MAS Student Paper was named in his honour. Now retired, Leo’s career spanned more than 30 years, making him one of Manitoba’s most senior and respected archaeologists. The things that interest him these days will show up on “Leo’s Corner.”

“Leo’s Corner” was set up by the MAS Executive and Council in early 2014 as a publication medium for those who want to disseminate opinion pieces, discussion papers, and short substantive essays on Manitoba archaeology outside of the newsletter, which is published twice a year, or the annual journal. The name notwithstanding, we want to emphasize that this forum isn’t just for Leo! He looks forward to soliciting papers from other individuals and editing them (the papers, that is, not the individuals) for inclusion on the website.

****Any opinions expressed in Leo's Corner are deemed to be those of the writer(s) and do not necessarily reflect the policies, mandates, or views of the Executive, membership at large, or sponsors of the Manitoba Archaeological Society.****

 

 
 
 

Archaeology: The Foundation of a Good Story (November 2017)

By Kevin Brownlee (Curator of Archaeology, The Manitoba Museum)

And Myra Sitchon (Manager of Indigenous Policy, Manitoba Indigenous and Northern Relations)

Archaeological Inspiration (October 2017)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Current Thoughts on the Precontact History of Northwestern Ontario (October 2017)

By Brad Hyslop (Vesselquest)

The Antiquity of the Ojibwa (October 2017)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Archaeological Case Studies of Drone Photography and Photogrammetry  (March 2017)

By Scott Hamilton (Lakehead University)

And Jason Stephenson (Lakehead University)

Multiculturalism in the Past (March 2017)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Water Wear: Sooner … or Later?  (March 2017)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Lost People  (February 2017)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Was Clovis First in Manitoba?  (January 2017)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

The Takawgamies  (January 2017)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Did European Diseases Cause a Demographic Collapse?  (January 2017)

By Matthew Wiecek

Did Humans Cause the Little Ice Age?  (January 2017)

By Matthew Wiecek

Phytolith Research in Manitoba  (January 2017)

By Matthew Wiecek (University of Manitoba)

Staying Informed (October 2016)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Witnesses to the Ice Age  (October 2016)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Stone Snakes  (September 2016)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Who Were/Are the “Anishinaabe”?  (September 2016)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Why Didn’t “Clovis Man” Live in Thompson?  (September 2016)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Manitoba Cody?  (September 2016)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Pottery  (August 2016)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Lancelot, Sonata and Lust: Archaeological Communication and the Public (August 2016)

By Leo Pettipas (Heritage Consultant, Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Settlers  (February 2016)

By Leo Pettipas

Through the Ages at Delta  (November 2015)

By Leo Pettipas

The Significance of Feature 6-74 at the Bjorklund Site (EaLa-3)  (November 2015)

By Leo Pettipas

Second Opinion  (November 2015)

By Leo Pettipas

Lingering Thoughts on the Manitoba Historic Sites Survey  (November 2015)

By Dave McDowell

Rebooting History  (October 2015)

By Leo Pettipas

Whose Version of History, and What is Relevant?  (October 2015)

By Leo Pettipas

Doug Evans: Contributions to Northern Manitoba Archaeology  (August 2015)

By Katherine Pettipas

Thunderbird Nests  (December 2014)

By Leo Pettipas

Archaeological Project, Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR)  (December 2014)

By Mireille Lamontagne (Manager, Education and Special Projects, Canadian Museum for Human Rights)

A Tradition Like No Other  (August 2014)

By Leo Pettipas

The Little Clovis Point That Wasn’t  (August 2014)

By Leo Pettipas

A Moment of Self-Discovery  (August 2014)

By Leo Pettipas

Chronologies: Archaeological and Aboriginal  (July 2014)

By Leo Pettipas

Geochronology and Archaeology  (July 2014)

By Leo Pettipas

“Plan B”  (July 2014)

By Leo Pettipas

An Alternative to “Milnesand”  (June 2014)

By Leo Pettipas

The First Crees  (June 2014)

By Leo Pettipas

Connections  (June 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

How Archaeology is Science: A Case in Point  (May 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

The “Hairy Hearts”  (May 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Comments on an Agate Basin Find Spot in the Western Lake Agassiz Basin of Manitoba  (May 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

“Rags to Riches”  (April 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

A Palaeo Point Assemblage from the Swan River Valley of Manitoba  (April 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

The Shifting Northern Tree Line  (April 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Cree Ancestry  (April 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

The Ojibwa-Laurel Connection  (April 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Vikings in Manitoba?  (April 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Polishing the Edges  (April 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Two Late Plano Points from Lac Seul  (April 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Canadian Dakotas  (April 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Humour: Leo Pettipas, Not Just Another Pretty Face  (April 2014)

By Anonymous (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

Snake Petroforms in the North  (April 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)

A Manitoba Love Story  (April 2014)

By Leo Pettipas (Manitoba Archaeological Society)