Patron, Great Britain and Ireland Chapter, Explorers Club
Fellow International FI’10 Explorers Club (https://explorers.org/)
Member of International Panel on Arctic Environmental Responsibility
Member, British Exploring Society
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Ph.D. Archaeology. Department of Anthropology, McGill University, Canada. Title: An Obsession with Meaning: A Critical Examination of the Pictograph Sites of the Lake of the Woods.

Supervisor: James McGill Professor, Professor Emeritus Bruce G. Trigger (Department of Anthropology, McGill University)

Other Publications

Alicia J. M. Colson (In Preparation) Various articles.

Alicia J. M. Colson (at Press) Identifying Stories’ the challenges posed by combinations of images found on pictograph sites in Lake of the Woods, Central Canada. Arnava (ISSN 2320-0103) is a journal of Art and Humanities regularly published twice in a year, in June and December, since 2012 by Arnava Shodh Sanstha, Varanasi (http://arnava.in/)


 Alicia Colson (2015) Book Review of Harmanşah, Ömür, Editor, Of Rocks and Water: Towards an Archaeology of Place (Oxford & Philadelphia: Oxbow Books, 2014 Joukowsky Institute Publications: 5, illustr., pbk. ISBN 978-1-78297-671-4). European Journal of Archaeology 18 (4): 709-715.


Alicia Colson (2011) Book review of “Graham Connah, Writing about Archaeology (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, 210 pp., illustr., pbk, ISBN 978-0-521-68851-2). European Journal of Archaeology 14 (3): 495-499.


Alicia Colson (March 2011) Don’t make snap decisions about what you are ‘seeing’: How digital analysis of the images from the Canadian Shield rock highlights the difficulties in classifying shapes. International Journal of Arts and Humanities Computing 5 (1): 59–81 https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/full/10.3366/ijhac.2011.0021


Alicia J. M. Colson (2008) Book reviews of Archaeological Ethics (Karen D. Vitelli and Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Editors) vii + 239pp, 2006. 2nd Edition. AltaMira Press, Lanham. ISBN 0-7591-0962-1 (hardcover) ISBN 0-7591-0963-X (paperback). 2006 and The Ethics of Archaeology. Philosophical Perspectives on Archaeological Practice. (Chris Scarre and Geoffrey Scarre, By and Edited). xi + 318pp., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. 2006.  ISBN 0-521-54942-6 (hardcover) ISBN 0-521-54942-6 (paperback). Canadian Journal of Archaeology 32: 135-141.


Alicia J. M. Colson (2007) What do these symbols mean? A critical review of the images found on the rocks of the Canadian Shield with specific reference to the Pictographs of the Lake of the Woods. Revista de Arqueologia Americana 25: 101-185. https://www.jstor.org/stable/i27768510


Alicia Colson (2006). Book review of The Rock Art of Eastern North America: Capturing Images and Insight edited by Carol Dias-Granados and James R. Duncan. xvii+426 pages, 175 figures, 7 tables. 2004. The University of Alabama Press: Tuscaloosa. ISBN 0-8173-5096-9. Ontario Archaeology (79/80): 77-82.


Alicia J. M. Colson (2002) Doctoral Fieldwork in 2001. Annual Archaeological Report for Ontario 2001 (13): 80-84.

Alicia Colson & Ross Parry. (1998 ) Shifting Perspectives: Method, Media and the Complex Image. Journal of History and Computing 10 (1, 2 & 3): 100-108. https://www.euppublishing.com/doi/abs/10.3366/hac.1998.10.1-3.100



Alicia J. M. Colson 26/09/2012 Content is King. Briefing Paper 230: Technical Stance. Long Point Island Publications Ltd. 212. pp.


Alicia J. M. Colson, Daniel James Nicholson, Ronald Guthrie, Hannah Cooper, Louis Grove, & Sam McConnell (2015) Canyons and Craters Science Report 2014, British Exploring Society Technical Report, London, UK


Scott Hamilton, Linda Larcombe, Peter Armitage, Alicia Colson, Stanley Stephens, Dave Mackett. (October 2008) Report entitled “Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment of the Fushimi Road Extension, North of Hearst, Ontario. Prepared for the Constance Lake First Nation.


Online publications:

Alicia Colson November 21, 2019 – Dangoor Infinity Expedition to Iceland Histories of Archaeology Research Network, (HARN) Histories of Archaeology Research Network Weblog [https://harngroup.wordpress.com/] [https://harngroup.wordpress.com/2019/11/21/dangoor-infinity-expedition-to-iceland/]


Alicia Colson (November 2019) Fumiko Ikawa-Smith – Her Own Kind of Woman Trowelblazers website [https://trowelblazers.com/fumiko-ikawa-smith/]


Alicia Colson (June 17 2019) ‘Let’s get Started!’ Histories of Archaeology Research Network, (HARN) Histories of Archaeology Research Network Weblog https://harngroup.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/lets-get-started


Alicia Colson (April 2019) Mmmm Chocolate! Wonk Magazine https://www.wonkmagazine.co.uk/food-archaeology-chocolate


Alicia Colson (January 2019) Nicky Murphy – Adventure in Antigua Trowelblazers website https://trowelblazers.com/nicky-murphy/


Alicia Colson & Penelope Foreman (September 2018) Pioneering Women in Archaeology: A very short history Intrepid Magazine, Issue 5: 71 Special Feature: Heritage of Women in Exploration


Alicia Colson (23 July 2017) Watch it as Mikael’s documentary ‘A Man with a Pram’ made me think [Review] http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6891256/reviews?ref_=tt_urv


Alicia Colson (November 2015) 2D and 3D Digital Technologies Tools in Archaeology Decoding Digital Humanities London, https://sites.google.com/site/ddhlondon/discussion/2dand3ddigitaltechnologiestoolsinarchaeology


Alicia Colson (May 2015) That “Lost Continent” Blog belonging to Explorer Mikael Strandberg http://www.mikaelstrandberg.com/2015/05/21/that-lost-continent-by-alicia-colson/


Alicia Colson (January 2013) Internal Exploration By Alicia Colson, Blog belonging to Explorer Mikael Strandberg http://www.mikaelstrandberg.com/2013/01/07/opinion-internal-exploration/


Alicia Colson (November 2010) The costs or/and advantages of being “different”, that is, thinking differently. Blog belonging to Explorer Mikael Strandberg http://www.mikaelstrandberg.com/2010/11/26/guest-writer-29-alicia-colson/


Contributed Work:

Alicia Colson (2008). Contributor. Global Heartlands Prototype entitled “From Frontier to Heartland”. Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Curator: Dr Toby Higbie.

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