Dr. Lindsay Amundsen-Meyer

Dr. Lindsay Amundsen-Meyer

Pronouns: She/Her


Associate - Institute of Indigenous and Prairie Archaeology

University of Alberta

Contact information

Phone number

Office: 403-220-6227


Office: Earth Sciences860



Dr. Lindsay Amundsen-Meyer has more than 15 years of experience working with heritage resources in Western Canada, in the academic, cultural resource management and government sectors. Her expertise lies in the archaeology of the Canadian Plains and adjacent Rocky Mountains, landscape archaeology, spatial analysis, and Indigenous/decolonizing archaeological approaches. Lindsay has directed and managed several large excavation programs in southern Alberta, as well as large and small scale survey programs throughout Alberta and British Columbia. She has been involved in diverse projects related to heritage resources, including archaeological sites, cultural landscapes, and historic structures, among others. Lindsay has a special interest in fostering public awareness of the history of Alberta and archaeological resources present in Alberta and in engaging with Indigenous descendant communities.

Dr. Amundsen-Meyer’s research strives to understand and incorporate Indigenous worldviews in scientific study, as well as to understand how Indigenous groups and archaeologists can create authentic partnerships which lead to more meaningful interpretations of the past. Lindsay completed her Bachelor’s and Doctoral degrees at the University of Calgary, during which she studied archaeology and museum and heritage studies. Her dissertation research incorporated Blackfoot worldviews in archaeological study, demonstrating how ideologically important features in the Blackfoot landscape influenced settlement patterning on the Northwestern Plains and the associated archaeological signatures of this influence.


Areas of Research

Canadian Plains Archaeology, Landscape Archaeology, Indigenous Archaeology, Geographic Information Systems

Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
ARKY 306 Archaeological Field Skills Spring 2024


  • Queen Elizabeth the Second Platinum Jubilee Medal (Alberta), Government of Alberta. 2023
  • Killam Undergraduate Mentorship Award Faculty of Arts Nominee, University of Calgary Faculty of Arts. 2022
  • Heritage Calgary Award (Advocacy and Volunteerism), Heritage Calgary. 2021