The Antiquus team is a close-knit group of professionals that bring together decades of experience in archaeological testing and excavation, laboratory artifact analysis, and cultural resource management.
Mike Rousseau, (M.A)
Chief Principal Operator
Mike is a member of the B.C. Association of Professional Archaeologists (BCAPA) in good standing. He has a Master’s degree in archaeology from Simon Fraser University, and over 30 years experience directing archaeological studies throughout B.C. and the Yukon. Mike has published several major articles and monographs on Canadian Interior Plateau prehistory, and his professional interests and expertise include: Northwest North American prehistory and archaeology with an emphasis on the Interior Plateau; culture resource management; prehistoric hunter gatherer subsistence and settlement; lithic technology; North American Indigenous cultures and prehistory; early peopling of North and South America; B.C. prehistory; heritage theme park design; geology, and geomorphology.
Geoff Homel (B.A)
Senior Archaeologist/Coastal Field Director
Geoff is a graduate of Simon Fraser University, with a Bachelor of Arts in archaeology. He has participated in a number of archaeological projects throughout British Columbia, the Yukon, and Alaska, including impact and overview assessments, excavation, and monitoring. Geoff’s professional interests are in the applications of technology within the field of archaeology, including computer modelling of sites and artifacts, paperless excavation techniques, and the creation of archaeology-focused software. Geoff has been working with Antiquus since 2014.
Katrina Fast (B.A)
Katrina is a graduate of the Anthropology program at Concordia University in Montreal. She has worked on a variety of archaeological sites throughout the lower mainland and the interior of BC. Both academically and professionally, she is fascinated by past patterns of land use, occupation and settlement, in addition to the interrelationships between contemporary biomes and prehistoric subsistence strategies. In her work, she enjoys researching the connections between oral histories, traditions, ethnographic records, archival documents and the archaeological record of British Columbia. Lithic analysis, ethnobotany, and digging big holes are particular favourites. Katrina has been working with the Antiquus team since 2020.
Jonathan Rempel (B.A)
Jonathan graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Arts in archaeology in 2020. Jonathan has experience working throughout the province of BC on both interior and coastal archaeology projects. Jonathan’s professional interests include coastal lithic technologies, landscape archaeology, petroglyphic development, and gaining understanding through experimental archaeology. Jonathan has been working with Antiquus since 2020.
Carla Penner (B.A)
Archaeologist/ Osteology Specialist
Carla majored in Anthropology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), with a focus in B.C. Archaeology. Through CRM work and her schooling, Carla has participated in both coastal and interior archaeological projects, including: excavation; survey; and dendrochronology. Her professional interests include: lithic technology; prehistoric hunter-gatherer subsistence and settlement; and cultural resource management. She specializes in human osteology. Carla has been working with Antiquus since 2010 and currently works part-time.