Trevor Bell

Principal Investigator


Trevor is Professor of Geography at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He studies landscapes from a variety of perspectives, including geomorphic evolution, climate change impacts and human-environment interactions.

Following a BA degree at Trinity College Dublin, Trevor crossed the North Atlantic to study glaciers for his MSc at Memorial University. His next move was to the high arctic landscapes of Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg islands for his PhD from the University of Alberta.

For almost twenty years Trevor has co-directed* the Northern Peninsula Archaeology and Landscape History Program, which examines how Palaeoeskimo and Amerindian cultures adapted to and influenced the changing social and physical environment of the Atlantic coast of Newfoundland.

An important component of this research has been the evolving coastal landscape and the adaptation of prehistoric cultures to sea level adjustments, climate shifts and environmental changes.

With the support of a Coracle Fellowship, Trevor co-founded the Submerged Landscapes Archaeological Network [SLAN] to study ancient human landscapes now submerged on the shallow seafloor on both sides of the North Atlantic.

Visit Trevor’s departmental web site for links to recent publications and projects.

* with Professor Priscilla Renouf, Archaeology, Memorial University


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