Jean-Luc Pilon Presents

Curator, Ontario Archaeology
Canadian Museum of History


Jean-Luc Pilon’s Canadian field work has ranged across the top of the continent from central Quebec to the lower Mackenzie Valley. He has also participated in field work in Patagonia/Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile and on First World War battlefields of northern France.

His exhibition credits include Curator of the People of the Longhouse module in the Museum’s First Peoples Hall, Co-Curator of First Peoples of Canada: Masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization, which has toured internationally, and First Contacts in the newly opened Canadian History Hall. His publications include First Peoples of Canada, Masterworks from the Canadian Museum of Civilization which he co-authored and which has been published in Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish and English.

Dr. Pilon is an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University, a member of the Archaeology Committee of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History, and Co-Editor of the PAIGH journal Revista de Arqueología Americana. He is a past president of the Ontario Archaeological Society and has served as Web Editor for the Canadian Archaeological Association.

Jean-Luc was born and raised in the Ottawa Valley town of Vankleek Hill, Ontario. He studied Anthropology and Archaeology at the universities of Toronto and Laval, obtaining his PhD in Anthropology from the University of Toronto.

Jean-Luc will be presenting his paper titled: Below the Falls; An Ancient Cultural Landscape in the Centre of (Canada’s National Capital Region) Gatineau