Bill Perry has worked for Parks Canada as an archaeologist for 34 years. Starting as a field assistant in the 1980s he has worked his way up to being a part of a small group of project archaeologists and cultural resource managers spread across the country; a national team of professional archaeologists, two of which reside in western Canada of which Bill is one.
Bill’s professional interests have taken him all over the country and into the U.S. conducting specialized archaeological assessments using both geophysical and GIS based survey techniques. Parks Canada has become a nationally recognized innovative leader in the archaeological use of these technologies. Geographically, Bill’s interests center on southern Alberta and the Rocky Mountains near home. Frequent forays out to Canada’s west coast setting up research partnerships and university field-schools have been welcomed in his career.
The annual hiring of students as well as partnering opportunities with universities and other professional bodies has given Bill a rich and rewarding experience in the professional mentoring field. In addition, numerous side projects conducted by these students have expanded the body of archaeological knowledge and rewarded his efforts.
The main current project that Bill is working on is a large scale multi year cultural resource management response to the Waterton Lakes National Park Kenow wildfire.
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