Author Archives: Brie


It’s official! I am graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University on June 10th with a Bachelor of Arts in Honours North American Prehistoric Archaeology with a minor in Anthropology. I’m quite excited!

Brie Update

Hello family.

I am currently in the great north of Canada! There was even a blizzard today. I’m currently in Kirkland Lake working on a forensic case with my professor Dr. Dean Knight. I thought I would give you a couple links that talk about it so you know what I’m doing. So far it’s been one of the best experiences of my academic career but I’m not allowed to talk about it much because I’m still here working and it’s an active murder investigation. I even had to sign a form saying I wouldn’t talk about it and everything!

Everyone mentioned in those articles is so ridiculously nice and friendly and they couldn’t be better people.

Oh! I’m not afraid of cops anymore. Working all day with 15 officers quickly removes that fear.

That is all for now. Hope you enjoyed the articles. I don’t know if any of you saw something about it on the news (I know it was on in Toronto because one of my friends saw it) but if you did see a segment then you saw my butt!

I’m back

I got back to waterloo last Saturday. Everything went well and my luggage wasn’t lost! Overall the trip was amazing. I worked 8 to 5 every day, so we didn’t do much else. What I said in the first post is about it. We had two days off, one at the beginning and one at the end. We went to an aquarium and zoo and went sight-seeing. We broke into a fort, too. We then broke out, which was harder than breaking in. That’s about it.


So I made it alive and well. I went for 36 hours without sleeping so last night’s sleep was very welcome. Everyone in Bermuda is extremely nice! The cars always honk hello to each other and many times random people say hi to us on the streets. The scooters are terrifying. I refused to learn how to drive one cause I didn’t trust myself so today I drove with Matt. There were gail force winds and we had to go over a bridge that had ocean on either side. TERRIFYING! and we had to go really fast cause if we went too slow the wind would have blown us over. Hopefully tomorrow I’m more used to them.

 We’re staying at the dockyard which is a big fort turned into a museum so we’re fully guarded on all sides. Lots of canons and 3m thick walls. It’s gorgeous and I’ve already taken lots of pictures.

Today was our first day on site. Didn’t do much but some surface collections and then washed the artifacts and catalogued them. No postmolds.

 The flight was a lot of fun. Flying into Bermuda was the best cause we could look down and see the ocean and the beaches and the water is the coolest colour of turquiose EVER. I don’t think pictures will do it justice. Oh, and when we got off the plane there was a band playing music for us.

 The wind is constant. IT NEVER STOPS! To get from our lounging/kitchen area to our dorm room and bathrooms we have to walk outside through this tunnel. It’s like a windtunnel out there right now. I almost fell over a few minutes ago. But the constant wind makes the heat bearable. Even though it’s so hot, because of the wind we usually wear sweaters on site. So I probably won’t be getting a tan.

Laura says hi.

Not much else going on right now. I should go now. Bye



I just got an e-mail from Dr. Triggs that I have been chosen to go on a dig with him in Bermuda. It’s only for ten days (Wed. Feb. 13 to Sat. Feb. 23) during reading week but it’ll be awesome.


I got a job. Graham told me to post about it.

I’ll be working for my professor Dr. Dean Knight. He was the director of the dig I went on this summer. He is in the process of writing a paper to be published later this year and he needs someone to be in charge of the graphics, maps, pictures, and to alter and photoshop certain pictures. For example, he has one picture that he scanned that was on graph paper and I need to remove the graph lines. I’ll be classified as his research assistant. Pretty cool.

Once we’re done the manuscript I’ll be working in the lab in the archaeology department with him.

That’s it for now. Ta Ta

I’m alive

I’m alive and well after another concert in Toronto! YAY! I told mum I wouldn’t get shot.

This had to be one of the best concerts yet (other than muse of course. nothing beats muse). I think Amanda and I were the only ones who knew who the opening band was (Arctic Monkeys). We sang along and danced while everyone just sat there. It was great.

Then Oasis came on stage. It’s all a big blur now. I remember them playing ‘Wonderwall’, Andy Bell’s massive bass solo, Gem’s harmonic solo, every one of Noel’s guitar solos, Liam swearing at the audience (i don’t know why though), and them playing ‘The Masterplan’… my favourite b-side! Good times.

That’s it for now.

Ps: I know it’s pathetic that my only bits of news are my concerts. Meh!


IT’S A SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 I don’t ever remember having one!!!!! And my prof told me that my friday class is cancelled…. so! IT’S THE WEEKEND!!!!

Wow….a snow day!


Waterloo is quite boring. Robyn and I went to see ‘The New World’. I think it’s the worst movie I’ve ever seen. We bumped into the missionaries on the bus to the mall… that was fun. They laughed at us when we said we were going to see a movie about Pocahontas.

I’ve done two of my six mid-terms so far. No marks yet.

I was bored yesterday afternoon so I cleaned my room and found my beadloom. As you can tell by the size of the thing, I was really bored. Other than that there is nothing new in my life.