ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL SPECIALIST
Leslie Currie is a professional archaeologist, with a B.A. in archaeology from Wilfrid Laurier University. Leslie has 20 years experience on maritime and terrestrial archaeological excavations from Canada to the United States to the Caribbean. Her deep interest in anthropology has taken her around the globe from working with museums, to attending cultural events and international festivals. By combining the study of modern peoples with her archaeological background enables Leslie to provide unique interpretations and perspectives of cultures and cultural events. As Arctic Kingdom’s cultural and archaeological interpreter, Leslie leads expeditions with a cultural focus and is able to frame, highlight and interpret the arctic’s diverse cultural and anthropological landscapes both in modern day and through interpretation of the prehistoric physical remains and artifacts so perfectly preserved in the pristine arctic environment.
Leslie is a Dive Master and experienced in both underwater archaeology and topside interpretation of remote sensing data from sub bottom profilers, magnetometers, side scan sonar and remotely operated vehicles. Leslie has helped to instruct with the Bristol University Archaeological Field School, has assisted teaching for the NAS (Nautical Archaeological Society) and has taught underwater archaeology to the Experimental Dive Unit of the Defence Research and Development-Experimental Dive Unit (DRDC-EDU). She has participated in NOAA sponsored work in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and has had her work in the Great Lakes covered by Discovery, CBC and CTV as well as in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star. Leslie is currently President of the Ontario Marine Heritage Committee dedicated to the research, interpretation and preservation of Ontario’s Marine Heritage.