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Claire Allum

Dr Claire Allum

Dr Allum is an archaeologist and anthropologist. Since the 1980’s she has worked in Latin America excavating Maya ruins in the tropical forests of Central America, visiting indigenous cultures in Colombia, mapping monumental architecture in northern Peru, and working with the Chachi, an indigenous tropical forest people living in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. She has taught at the University of Calgary, Alberta, and Bowdoin College, Maine and spent seven seasons working with archaeology students at the Maya site of Maax Na in northwestern Belize.

Dr Allum received her PhD in archaeology from the University of Calgary and MA in Anthropology from Trent University. Her other fieldwork includes projects in Ghana, West Africa, the north coast of Labrador, the northern peninsula of Newfoundland and the plains and foothills of southern Alberta. She is an avid SCUBA diver.