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Rebecca Rainville

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Research Keywords

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Climate
  • Environmental History
  • Human Geography
  • Marine Ecology
  • Natural Resources
  • Palaeoenvironments
  • Pedagogy
  • Terrestrial Ecology

Research Summary

In my research, I am interested in combining paleoclimatic, paleoecological, and archaeological data to examine the reciprocal interactions that occurred between human cultures and their surrounding environments in prehistory. My doctoral research was focused on reconstructing terrestrial and aquatic paleoenvironments in the western Canadian subarctic, in the immediate aftermath of the deposition of the White River and Mazama volcanic tephras, 1147 and 7627 cal yr BP, respectively. The results of this study provide important new information for understanding the short and long-term consequences that these volcanic eruptions might have had for human populations as a result of environmental disturbance, with implications for modern questions of sustainability and adaptation to environmental change.


Rebecca Rainville's resumé/CV is available here.

Primary Affiliation

Researcher (unaffiliated)
511 Northmount Dr NW
T2K 3J1

Phone: 403-465-6708

GHEA Projects

Rebecca Rainville is currently leading 1 GHEA project:

Rebecca Rainville is currently collaborating on 1 GHEA project

GHEA Products

Rebecca Rainville is currently not leading any GHEA products.