Alicia Colson




An archaeologist and ethnohistorian working with computing scientists Dr Alicia Colson collaborates with indigenous peoples, NGOs and governments in Canada, UK, US, and Antigua to understand our pasts. She trained at the Institute of Archaeology (UCL) and Southampton University (Depts of Archaeology & Computing Science). She obtained her PhD from McGill University under the late Bruce Trigger. She has carried out extensive fieldwork in northwestern Ontario in central North America. She specializes in the examination of rock art using research tools derived from work in the digital humanities. Expeditions in Namibia and Iceland encouraged her to practice citizen science. As a Wiley Digital Archive Fellow her passion to explain to the widest audiences led her to produce an ESRI StoryMap of the Ilhas de Santa Catarina, Brazil, her childhood home. Co-founder of Exploration Revealed, the Scientific Exploration Society’s digital hybrid publication with Briony Turner showcases advances in knowledge and peer-to-peer support for those engaged with scientific exploration and adventure-led expedition.