Public Outreach Coordinator

Garth Sutton

Garth Suttons interest in archaeology stems, initially from traveling in Italy and Greece where he visited archaeological sites such as the Roman Colosseum and Athenian Acropolis. He completed his BA at the University of Winnipeg, graduating in 2007 with a double major in Classical Studies and Anthropology/Archaeology. Garth’s love of Manitoba archaeology was developed when he worked for the Historic Resource Branch (HRB). This provided province wide experience and introduced Garth to numerous Indigenous communities, their material culture, and an appreciation for local history. In 2010, Garth was accepted into Lakehead University’s Northern Environments and Cultures Graduate Program. His thesis (2016) discusses the ecology of the fur trade in eastern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Garth has worked for numerous consulting companies and has experience in different environmental contexts within Manitoba, Ontario, and Alberta. Garth loves sharing Manitoba’s rich cultural heritage through lectures, workshops, and public outreach. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Manitoba looking at the technological traditions of Pre-Contact Indigenous pottery from central Canada’s boreal forest.