Callum Thomson - Archaeologist and Historian

Callum Thomson

Archaeologist and Historian

Callum's has expertise on maritime adaptations of cultural groups living in extreme and marginal environments, including crofters, aboriginal people, whalers, settlers, and explorers.

Join Callum Thomson on the following trips:

Callum Thomson was brought up in the British Isles and spent his youth as a crofter and lobster fisherman before emigrating to Canada in 1968. Trading a shovel for a trowel, he obtained degrees in archaeology and anthropology from the University of Calgary, Alberta and Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania.

Callum Thomson In Labrador

His principal interest during almost forty years of archaeological fieldwork in the Canadian Arctic and lecturer and Zodiac driver on expedition cruises in many parts of the world has been on maritime adaptations of cultural groups living in extreme and marginal environments, including crofters, aboriginal people, whalers, settlers, and explorers.

Callum and art historian, museum specialist, and shipboard lecturer/driver Jane Sproull Thomson make their home in Courtenay, Vancouver Island, spend summers in Pictou Landing on the Northumberland Strait, Nova Scotia, and travel between cruise and archaeological fieldwork seasons to expand their knowledge of other cultures.