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Palaeobiology, Palaeoecology, and Taphonomy

Studies on Paleozoic Arthropoda: Central Canada, including the Hudson Bay and James Bay Lowlands Fossil arthropods, particularly trilobites and chelicerates, are components of diverse benthic paleocommunities in the Paleozoic marine succession (Ordovician, Silurian, and Devonian) in Ontario,

Adaptive radiation, convergent evolution and speciation in Neotropical cichlids.

Adaptive radiation, convergent evolution and speciation in Neotropical cichlids.

Adaptive radiation is recognized as one of the most important processes responsible for the origin of biological diversity. Because adaptive radiations produce diversification through ecological specialization, they are essential for understanding how ecological forces can drive evolutionary

Hambukol/Letti Basin

Hambukol/Letti Basin

Daily life in a medieval Nubian town and cultural ecology of the surrounding area Hambukol The medieval settlement of Hambukol, located on the banks of the Nile, halfway between the Third and Fourth Cataracts, is one of the "lost cities" buried underneath the Nubian sands. So far, the ROM

Meroe

Meroe

Excavation, conservation and restoration of the capital of Kush.  In recent years the team’s activities concentrated on the study of the Amun Temple, the second largest Kushite temple in Nubia In 1999, a joint ROM-University of Khartoum expedition to Meroe was formed to explore and protect the

Long Distance Interaction in the Ancient Andes

Long Distance Interaction in the Ancient Andes

The focus of Justin Jenning's fieldwork is on the impact of the Wari (AD 600- 1000) and Inca (AD 1430- 1532) states in the Cotahuasi, Majes, and Siguas Valleys of southern Peru. Excavation at Quilcapampa, a Wari-influenced site in the Sihuas Valley, Peru (2015-2017) Petroglyphs located just

20th Century Couture in Toronto

20th Century Couture in Toronto

Social and Cultural History of Couture in Toronto, 1900-1937 This project explores the historical role, cultural meaning and function of European and Canadian couture for the makers, merchandisers and consumers in Toronto in the first half of the 20th century. It provides an earlier context for my

Decor & Decorum

Decor & Decorum

Printed Textiles in the 20th Century Printed textiles have been used extensively for interior furnishings and dress fabrics. The fact that printed designs could be made fairly quickly by block printing, screening or roller printing and less expensively than woven fabrics, has made them a fertile

Couture & Commerce

Couture & Commerce

The transatlantic fashion trade in the 1950s Alexandra's book Couture & Commerce: The Transatlantic Fashion Trade in the 1950s, University of British Columbia Press and the Royal Ontario Museum (2001) discusses many couture dresses in the ROM collection and traces their histories from the

Old Clothes, New Looks: Second Hand Fashion

Old Clothes, New Looks: Second Hand Fashion

History of the second hand fashion trade Alexandra Palmer is co-editor with Hazel Clark, of a collection of essays by leading international scholars writing on the history of the second hand fashion trade in Europe, North America, Australia, Asia and Africa. The book covers the time frame from the

Fashion: A Canadian Perspective

Fashion: A Canadian Perspective

Historical essays on Canadian fashion Fashion: A Canadian Perspective is a book of historical essays on Canadian fashion that is the first to draw together new research on Canadian fashion design, fashion advertising and consumption. This book breaks new ground in that it discusses not only the