The Antiquus Team


Mike Rousseau, M.A.

Chief Principal Operator
Chief principal operator, Mike is a founding and registered professional member of the B.C. Association of Professional Archaeologists (BCAPA). He obtained his Master's degree from Simon Fraser University, and has over 30 years of experience directing and managing archaeological studies throughout B.C. and the Yukon. Mike has published several major articles and monographs on the Canadian Interior Plateau and its prehistory. His professional interests and expertise include: Northwest North American prehistory and archaeology with an emphasis on the Interior Plateau; cultural 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.

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, geographic information services (GIS) and the creation of archaeology-focused software. Geoff has been working with Antiquus since 2014.

Lauren Hearty, B.A.

Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University, double-majoring in archaeology and cultural anthropology. She has experience doing archaeological fieldwork from the coast of the Fraser River in British Columbia to the mountains of Trujillo, Peru. Her professional interests include ethnoarchaeology,  community archaeology and historical archaeology in British Columbia. Lauren has been working with Antiquus since 2014.

Kirsten Boettger, MSc


Kirsten has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in anthropology from Vancouver Island University.  She recently completed her Masters of Science in Biological Archaeology and Forensic Anthropology from University College London in the United Kingdom with a focus on mummification studies.  She specializes in identifying and cataloging human remains.  She has experience dealing with infant remains after an extensive field school in Astypalaia, Greece.  She has worked in Fort St John and Prince George undertaking CRM work for various resource management companies.  Her professional interests include; taphonomic studies, paleopathology and forensic anthropology. Kirsten has been working with Antiquus since 2017.