Dave Hall, M.A., RPCA, Senior Archaeologist
Arrowstone is owned and operated by Dave Hall, M.A., RPCA, who has over 20 years experienced conducting archaeological assessments in the Province of B.C. Areas of Arrowstone expertise include:
- Archaeological Impact Assessments
- Archaeological Overview Assessments
- Lithic Analyses
- Culturally Modified Tree (CMT) Identification
Dave is a Professional Member of the British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists (BCAPA), and a member of the Archaeological Society of B.C., the Canadian Archaeological Association, and the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce. Dave has a Master of Arts degree in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and a Certificate of Public History (SFU). Dave has held over 130 Heritage Inspection Permits in B.C. on the Coast, on the Plateau, and in the Kootenays.
Jonathan Sheppard, B.A., Archaeologist
Jonathan has been working as a consulting archaeologist in B.C. for over ten years. Having worked on a wide array of archaeological assessments throughout the Coastal and Interior regions of B.C., his expertise includes settlement patterns, prehistoric land-use, housepit archaeology, and stone tool technology. He received his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University in 2007, and is currently an M.A. candidate at SFU, with a thesis focusing on the settlement patterns of the Mid-Fraser Region of B.C., examining the relationship between the size of housepit settlements and their proximity to natural resources. He has been working with Arrowstone since 2007.
Chris Spinger, M.A., Archaeologist
Chris has been working in research-based and consulting archaeology in B.C. for over ten years. He received his Master’s in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University in 2009 and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Archaeology at Simon Fraser University. Chris’ doctoral research examines the relationship between built environments and notions of territory and tenure among coastal-based hunter-fisher-gatherer communities. He has been working as a consulting archaeologist with Arrowstone since 2012 on various projects on the southern and northern coasts of the province and in the mid-Fraser region of the interior plateau.
Arrowstone utilizes an extensive network of independent professionals in various fields (GIS, faunal analysts, physical anthropologists, ethnobotanists, etc.) on an as needed basis in order to tackle any sized job. Accordingly, Arrowstone’s business model allows for very low overhead meaning that the cost of assessments and charge out rates are often substantially lower than other competitors. Arrowstone is committed to providing its clients quality assessments at a competitive price that will satisfy the requirements of all of the stakeholders and regulatory agencies involved. All work performed by Arrowstone is conducted under the bylaws and provisions of the British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists (BCAPA).