November News from the SAS

We’re open again! Our renovations are mostly complete and the Archaeology Centre is back to being open from Monday to Thursdays (9:00 am to 4:00 pm) and on Fridays by appointment.  Stay tuned to hear about our upcoming Open House event in the New Year.  Thank you all for your patience while we were closed!

Upcoming Workshop: NEW DATE

To register, visit our workshop page or contact us!

Upcoming Chapter Events

Regina Archaeological Society: Please join the RAS on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Boardroom. The November speaker is Julie Mushynsky who will be presenting on “Culture in Conflict: Military Culture in Karst Defence Construction”. During the Japanese Period in the Pacific, the Japanese military, themselves or through forced civilian labor, modified natural caves and excavated tunnels for use during WWII. Little is known about caves and tunnels in Saipan, and most of the archaeological and historical attention has been on Peleliu in the Palau Island group. A study of caves and tunnels in Peleliu by W.C. Phelan USNR in 1945 argues that there are distinct Japanese army and navy tunnels in Peleliu. Using data collected in 2014-2015 on Saipan’s caves, tunnels and related artifacts, this talks discusses how closely the tunnels in Saipan resemble those in Peleliu and discusses whether distinct army and navy types also exist in Saipan.  All are welcome to attend!

Saskatoon Archaeological Society: The Saskatoon Chapter is pleased to announce their October speakers! Join the Society at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 24th, 2017 in Room 132 of the Archaeology Building (55 Campus Drive) on the University of Saskatchewan campus. Johanna Robinson and Kali Sielsky will be presenting on “A Summer at ØHM 1247: Looking at a Rural Medieval Cemetery in Denmark”, Michael Lewis will be presenting on “0.005 Nautical Leagues under the Sea: An Underwater excavation on the Nissa Shipwreck, Cyprus”, and Michaela Coad will be speaking on “Sherds are Forever”. All are welcome to attend.