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Jennifer Lewis-Botica - Kleanza Consulting Ltd.. Bowser, BC, CA

Jennifer Lewis-Botica Jennifer Lewis-Botica

Archaeologist, Principal | Kleanza Consulting Ltd.

Bowser, BC, CANADA

Pacific northwest archaeologist specializing in cultural resource management. Passionate about community engagement and Indigenous heritage.



I am an anthropological archaeologist, co-owner of Kleanza Consulting Ltd. We are a small firm, with five offices and twenty staff located throughout British Columbia.

My specializations lie in community engagement, public education, and capacity building within First Nations' heritage programs. Specifically, I am a heritage management educator at the private, industrial, government, and community levels. I also aid First Nations' develop permitting and policy surrounding heritage and archaeology.

I have been practicing archaeology in Canada, the United States, the Middle East, and Central America for more than fifteen years. I am a Registered Professional Archaeologist and a Professional Member of the BC Association of Professional Archaeologists. As a Heritage Conservation Act permit holder, I have diverse experience completing archaeological assessments for transportation and resource industries, small housing projects, large project management, forestry impact assessments, archaeological overviews, inventories, evaluation and management of heritage resources, mitigation of archaeological deposits, archaeological mapping, and report preparation.

Industry Expertise (3)

Environmental Services

Public Policy


Areas of Expertise (20)

Archaeological Research

Archaeological Survey

archaeological ethics


heritage ethics

heritage legislation

heritage policy

heritage politics



Access to heritage



Residential Schools

Indigenous heritage

Indigenous archaeology


public archaeology

Public Education

commercial archaeology

Education (3)

University of British Columbia: Bachelor of Arts, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History / Near Eastern Studies 2001

Universiteit Leiden: Master of Arts, Archaeology 2005

Simon Fraser University: PhD, Archaeology 2017

Affiliations (4)

  • British Columbia Association of Professional Archaeologists
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists
  • Canadian Archaeological Association
  • Society for American Archaeology

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (1)

Unearthed northern B.C. artifacts, thousands of years old

CBC Radio North  radio


There's an amazing discovery at an ancient village site along the Skeena River. Daybreak's Betsy Trumpener speaks with archaeologist Jenny Lewis.

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Event Appearances (6)

Best Management Practices for Initiating a Lease Under FNLM: Archaeological Assessments and Heritage Management Studies.

First Nations Land Management Conference  Seabird Island, BC


Archaeological Overview Assessment in Area H, Regional District of Nanaimo

Community meeting  Bowser, BC


Introduction to Resource and Environmental Management.

Guest lecturer in the School of Resource and Environmental Management  Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC


Archaeology at Cedarvale

Gitxsan Community Meeting  Kitwanga, BC


Archaeological Shore Survey of Stephens Passage, BC: Within the Stephens Island Conservancy Management Plan.

Metlakatla First Nation Community Meeting  Prince Rupert, BC


CRM in BC and Beyond: Current Dynamics and Future Directions

Panel Discussion, Graduate Student Seminar  Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC