Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Stephen Loring

Archaeologist (Arctic Studies Center)
Department / Division
  • PhD  Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, 1992
  • MA   Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, 1981
  • BA   Anthropology Major, Goddard College, 1973
Research Interests

Arctic and sub-Arctic ethnohistory and archaeology; Labrador; public policy in the circumpolar north; repatriation philosophy, community archaeology, indigenous property rights

Journal Article
Book Chapter
  • Loring, Stephen. 2017. "To the uttermost ends of the earth...Ramah chert in time and space." In Ramah Chert: a Lithic Odyssey. Curtis, Jenneth E. and Desrosiers, Pierre, editors. 169–219. Westmount, Quebec: Avataq Cultural Institute.
  • Loring, Stephen. 2010. "Foreword." In Collecting Cultures: Myth, Politics and Collaboration in the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition. May, Sally, editor. xi–xx. Lanham, Maryland: AltaMira.
  • Loring, Stephen. 2010. "Tuktuyaaqtuuq "Where the Caribou Cross": the Arctic and Subarctic." In Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Colelctions of the National Museum of the American Indian. Ganteaume, Cecile, editor. 240–256. New York: Harper Collins/Smithsonian Institution.
  • Loring, Stephen and Siegal-Causey, Douglas. 2010. "Short-tailed Albatross (Diomedea [Phoebastrial] albatrus)." In The People at the End of the World: the Western Aleutians Project and the Archaeology of Shemya. Corbett, Debra, West, Dixie, and Lefevre, Christine, editors. 99–105. Anchorage: Alaska Anthropological Association.
  • Loring, Stephen. 2009. "An Appreciation of “Something Fiercely Desirable”." In Mammals of Ungava and Labrador: The 1882–1884 Fieldnotes of Lucien M. Turner Together with Inuit and Innu Knowledge. Heyes, Scott A. and Helgen, Kristofer M., editors. xxv-xxvi.
  • Loring, Stephen. 2009. "From Tent to Trading Post and Back Again - Smithsonian Anthropology in Nunavut, Nunavik, Nitassinan, and Nunatsiavut: The Changing IPY Agenda, 1882–2007." In Smithsonian at the Poles: Contributions to International Polar Year Science. Krupnik, Igor, Lang, Michael A., and Miller, Scott E., editors. 115–128. In IPY.
  • Loring, Stephen. 2008. "At home in the wilderness: the Mushuau Innu and caribou." In The return of caribou to Ungava. Bergerud, A. T., Luttich, Stuart N., and Camps, Lodewijk, editors. 123–134. Montreal: McGill-Queen's.
  • Loring, Stephen. 2008. "The Wind Blows Everything off the Ground: New Provisions and New Directions in Archaeological Research in the North." In Opening Archaeology: Repatriation's Impact on Contemporary Research and Practice. Killion, Thomas W., editor. 181–194. Santa Fe, New Mexico: School for Advanced Research Press.
  • Loring, Stephen. 2001. "Repatriation and community anthropology: the Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center." In Future of the past: archaeologists, Native Americans, and repatriation. 185–200. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc.
  • Loring, Stephen. 2001. "Repatriation and Community Anthropology: The Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center." In The Future of the Past: Archaeologists, Native Americans, and Repatriation. Bray, Tamara L., editor. 185–200. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc..
  • Loring, Stephen and Ashini, D. 2000. "Past and future pathways: Innu cultural heritage in the twenty-first century." In Indigenous Cultures in an Interconnected World. Smith, Claire and Ward, Graeme, editors. 167–189. St. Leonards, Australia: Allen and Unwin.
  • Odess, Daniel, Loring, Stephen, and Fitzhugh, William W. 2000. "Skraelings: First Peoples of Helluland, Markland, and Vinland." In Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga. Fitzhugh, William W. and Ward, E. I., editors. 193–205. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1999. "On the trail to the caribou house: some reflections on Innu caribou hunters in northern Ntessinan (Labrador)." In Caribou and reindeer hunters of the Northern Hemisphere. 185–220. In Worldwide archaeology series.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1998. "Torngak's realm." In Imaging the Arctic. British Museum Press.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1998. "In Torngak's Realm: The Nineteenth-Century Photography of Moravian Missionaries in Labrador." In Imaging the Arctic. King, J. C. H. and Lidchi, Henrietta, editors. 207–220. British Museum Press.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1994. "Afterword and bibliographic essay." In Labrador winter: the ethnographic journals of William Duncan Strong, 1927-1928. 185–214. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1994. "Afterword and Bibliographic Essay." In Laborador Winter: the Ethnographic Journals of William Duncan Strong, 1927–1928. Leacock, Elanor B. and Rothschild, Nan A., editors. 235. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Loring, Stephen and Prokopec, Miroslav. 1994. "A Most Peculiar Man: The Life and times of Aleš Hrdlička." In Reckoning with the Dead: The Larsen Bay Repatriation and the Smithsonian Institution. Bray, Tamara L. and Killon, Thomas W., editors. 26–40. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Loring, Stephen and Rosenmeier, Leah, editors. 2005. Anguti's Amulet/Angutiup âguang.
  • Loring, Stephen and Leah, Rosenmeier. 2005. Angutiup anguanga/Anguti's Amulet. Eastern Woodland Publishing.
  • Fitzhugh, William W., Loring, Stephen, and Odess, Daniel. 2001. Honoring Our Elders: The History of Eastern Arctic Archaeology. Washington, DC: Arctic Studies Center.
  • Turner, Lucien M. and Loring, Stephen. 2001. Ethnology of the Ungava District: Hudson Bay Territory. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.