Lisa Sonnenburg


Lisa graduated with her Honours BA in Anthropology and a BA in History from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. She then moved to McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario where she completed her M.Sc. (Geology) and Ph.D. in Earth Sciences with Dr. Joe Boyce. Her research focused on reconstructing submerged landscapes and identifying areas of archaeological potential using sedimentology, geophysical survey, microfossil analysis and microdebitage. She was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship to study with Dr. John O’Shea at the Museum of Anthropology. Her current research investigates the geological, hydrological and paleoenvironmental conditions of submerged prehistoric archaeological sites on the Alpena-Amberley Ridge. Lisa’s research has been featured in newspapers and blogs all over North America, including the New York Times, USA Today, the Vancouver Sun and the Hamilton Spectator. She has also spoken about her research on the award winning weekly science program ‘Quirks and Quarks’ on CBC radio.



Museum of Anthropological Archaeology
1109 Geddes Avenue
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1079 USA

Curriculum Vitae

Sonnenburg CV 15 May 14