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

  • Jenkinson, Anthony, Loring, Stephen, and Arbour, Chelsee. 2021. "Tshiash Innut at Kamestastin and Sheshatshit, Tshikapisk Archaeology 2020 Research." Provincial Archaeology Office Annual Review 19:105-123.
  • Loring, Stephen, Arbour, Chelsee, Ashini, Napes, and Jenkinson, Anthony. 2018. "Pour ramener l’été: À la recherché d’une concordance entre l’histoire innue et l’archéologie.." Recherches Amérindiennes au Québec XLVIII (3):41-54.
  • Loring, Stephen. 2017. "To the uttermost ends of the earth...Ramah chert in time and space." in Ramah Chert: a Lithic Odyssey, edited by Curtis, Jenneth E. and Desrosiers, Pierre., 169-219. Avataq Cultural Institute.
  • Hennessy, Kate, Lyons, Natasha, Loring, Stephen, Arnold, Charles, Joe, Mervin, Elias, Albert, and Pokiak, James. 2013. "The Inuvialuit Living History Project: Digital Return as the Forging of Relationships Between Institutions, People, and Data." Museum Anthropology Review 7 (1-2):44-73.
  • Loring, Stephen and Gero, Joan. 2012. "The Evolution of Happiness." Archaeologies 8 (3):376-402.
  • Loring, Stephen. 2010. "Foreword." in Collecting Cultures: Myth, Politics and Collaboration in the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition, edited by May, Sally., xi-xx. 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, edited by Ganteaume, Cecile., 240-256. 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, edited by Corbett, Debra, West, Dixie, and Lefevre, Christine., 99-105. Alaska Anthropological Association.
  • Egeland, G. M., Ponce, Rafael, Bloom, Nicolas S., Knecht, Rick, Loring, Stephen, and Middaugh, John P. 2009. "Hair methylmercury levels of mummies of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska." Environmental research 109 (3):281-286.
  • 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, edited by Heyes, Scott A. and Helgen, Kristofer M., 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, edited by Krupnik, Igor, Lang, Michael A., and Miller, Scott E., 115-128.
  • Loring, Stephen and Arendt, Beatrix. 2009. "“…They Gave Hebron, The City of Refuge…” (Joshua 21:13): An Archaeological Reconnaissance at Hebron, Labrador." Journal of the North Atlantic 2:33-56.
  • Loring, Stephen. 2008. "At home in the wilderness: the Mushuau Innu and caribou." in The return of caribou to Ungava, edited by Bergerud, A. T., Luttich, Stuart N., and Camps, Lodewijk., 123-134. 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, edited by Killion, Thomas W., 181-194. School for Advanced Research Press.
  • Loring, Stephen and Arthur, Spiess. 2007. "Further documentation supporting the former existence of grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) in northern Quebec-Labrador." Arctic 60 (1):7-16.
  • Loring, Stephen and Rosenmeier, Leah. , eds. 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. Arctic Studies Center.
  • 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. 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, edited by Bray, Tamara L., 185-200. Garland Publishing, Inc..
  • Turner, Lucien M. and Loring, Stephen. 2001. Ethnology of the Ungava District: Hudson Bay Territory. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • 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, edited by Smith, Claire and Ward, Graeme., 167-189. 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, edited by Fitzhugh, William W. and Ward, E. I., 193-205. 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.
  • 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, edited by King, J. C. H. and Lidchi, Henrietta., 207-220. British Museum Press.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1998. "The archaeology of Eskimo Hütte (IkDb-2) : Inuit sovereignty in the Torngat." Études Inuit. Inuit Studies 22 (2):53-76.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1998. "Archaeology of Eskimo Hutte (IkDb-2): Inuit sovereignty in the Torngat." Études Inuit. Inuit Studies 22 (2):53-76.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1996. "To Please the Animal Master: The Innu Hunting Way of Life." Tribal College 7 (4):20-23.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1996. "Community Anthropology at the Smithsonian. American Anthropological Association." Anthropology Newsletter: American Anthropological Association 37 (7):23-24.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1996. "Community Anthropology at the Smithsonian. American Anthropological Association. Anthropology Newsletter, October: 23-24.. 1998."Stubborn Independence: An Essay on the Innu and Archaeology."." Bringing Back the Past, Historical Perspectives on Canadian Archaeology, ed.Pamela Jane Smith and Donald Mitchell 259-276.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1995. "Repatriation as a Guiding Principle for the Arctic Studies Center." AnthroNotes 17 (1):13-16.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1995. "Untitled." Arctic 48 (4):400-400.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1994. "Afterword and bibliographic essay." in Labrador winter: the ethnographic journals of William Duncan Strong, 1927-1928, 185-214. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1994. "Afterword and Bibliographic Essay." in Laborador Winter: the Ethnographic Journals of William Duncan Strong, 1927–1928, edited by Leacock, Elanor B. and Rothschild, Nan A., 235. 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, edited by Bray, Tamara L. and Killon, Thomas W., 26-40. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1988. "Tales from Old Davis Inlet." Them Days: Stories of Early Labrador 13 (2):4-11.
  • Loring, Stephen and Cox, Steven. 1987. "The Postville Pentecostal Groswater Site, Kaipokok Bay, Labrador." Reports in Archaeology (1): 65-93.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1986. "O darkly bright: the Labrador Journeys of William Brooks Cabot, 1899-1910." Appalachia (183): 29-45.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1986. "In Ntesinan: across the Labrador plateau." Appalachia (183): 61-73.
  • McCaffrey, M. T., Loring, Stephen, and Fitzhugh, William W. 1986. "An archaeological reconnaissance of the Seal Lake region, interior Labrador." Archaeology in Newfoundland and Labrador 114-163.
  • Loring, Stephen. 1980. "Paleo-Indian hunters and the Champlain Sea: a presumed assocation." Man in the Northeast 19:15-38.

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