Henry Cary | Mount Allison

Dr. Henry Cary, CAHP, RPA

Lecturer, Introduction to Archaeology


Over my career I’ve been fortunate to work as an archaeologist for projects across southern and northern Canada and in the Republic of South Africa, Italy, and France. My primary interest is in the archaeology of structures and landscapes, with a focus on industrial and military sites, as well as field methods for excavation, landscape and buildings survey, and other documentation of complex, multi-component sites.

Before my present job as senior archaeologist and senior cultural heritage specialist with Golder Associates Ltd, I worked as a project archaeologist for Parks Canada in Ontario and the Western Arctic, then as Heritage Manager for the Town of Lunenburg UNESCO World Heritage Site. I’m a member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP) and Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA), and a professionally licensed archaeologist in Ontario. I am also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Saint Mary’s University and was the McCain Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Visual and Material Culture at Mount Allison for 2020-21.


2000 – BA, Anthropology and Precontact Archaeology, Wilfrid Laurier University
2004 – MA, Historical Archaeology, Memorial University
2013 – PhD, War Studies, Royal Military College of Canada
2014 – Certificate in Project Management, University of British Columbia


ANTH 1011 Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 2401 Anthropology of the Life Course
ANTH 3401 Anthropology of Belief Systems
CLAS 2501 Introduction to Archaeology
CLAS 2991 Archaeology of Buildings and Landscapes
VMCS 1301 Introduction to Material Culture
VMCS 2991 Archaeology of Modern Daily Life, 1750-present
VMCS 3991 Archaeology of Buildings and Landscapes of North America