Hugh J. J. Daechsel, M.A. Anthropology (Archaeology), B.Sc. (Anthropology and Geography), CAHP

Principal, Manager Archaeological Services

Hugh Daechsel is a Senior Archaeologist with LHC. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Anthropology Geography from Trent University and a Masters of Anthropology from McMaster University. Hugh has been actively involved in archaeological investigations for over 47 years including 36 years in Cultural Resource Management. He served as Staff Archaeologist and Executive Director with the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation from 1987 to 1993 and as President and Senior Archaeologist with Heritage Quest Inc. from 1992 to 2007. Mr. Daechsel has participated either as Principal Investigator or Project Coordinator on over 1,200 assignments that have included Stage 1 – 4 archaeological assessments, marine archaeological assessments and cultural heritage studies.

He has worked with both public and private clients which include Public Works and Government Services Canada, Defense Construction, Department of National Defense, National Capital Commission, Parks Canada, Hydro One, Infrastructure Ontario, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Urbandale, NextEra, Samsung and Minto. Some of the major subject areas he has worked on include Parliament Hill, LeBreton Flats, Royal Military College and Queen’s University. More recently he has served as Senior Technical advisor on large and complex projects including wind farms in Haldimand County, the East Mainline Pipeline for TransCanada Pipelines and as Project Director for Line 10 in the Hamilton area for Enbridge.