Event Phone: 1–306-664‑4124
Join us and the Archaeological Society of Alberta (Southeastern Centre)
from April 27 — 30, 2017 at
The Resort at Cypress Hills, Centre Block,
Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park!
Thursday, April 27
- Evening — Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception (featuring Cypress Hills Winery products)
Friday, April 28
- Presentations / Archaeological Society of Alberta Annual Meeting
- Evening in Maple Creek with shuttle service to/from Resort
- Supper on your own
- Free public talk on “The Cypress Hills Massacre” and tour of Jasper Cultural and Historical Centre in downtown Maple Creek
Saturday, April 29
- Presentations / Saskatchewan Archaeological Society Annual Meeting
- Evening Events
- Cash Bar
- Awards presentations
- Keynote address — Drs. Margaret Kennedy and Brian Reeves
- Silent Auction Results
Sunday, April 30
Paleo-environmental History of the Cypress Hills (9:00 am — 11:00 am)
Dr. Dave Sauchyn, Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative, University of Regina
Dr. Mary Vetter, Luther College, University of Regina
The coniferous forest and permanent lakes of the Cypress Hills are rich sources of paleo-environmental data that are lacking from the surrounding region of mixed grass prairie. The island forest has a moisture sensitivity that is preserved in the radial growth of the white spruce and lodgepole pine. The mosaic of plant communities — two grassland and three forest types, and wetlands — and the complex topography present environmental gradients that shift with subtle climate changes. These environmental changes are preserved in lake sediments, specifically in the types and relative abundances of pollen, minerals, diatoms, ostracodes and phytoliths. A multi-proxy reconstruction of the Holocene environmental history has been derived from these biological and geological archives. We will discuss this paleo-environmental record during a brief walking tour between Bald Butte and Lookout Point, on the northern rim of the Centre Block.
Photo: Dr. Dave Sauchyn
- Chimney Coulee Tour (Early Afternoon)
Dr. Kisha Supernant, Department of Anthropology, University of Alberta
Chimney Coulee is a Métis hivernant archaeological site located near Eastend, SK.
Call for Paper & Poster Abstracts
Please submit a brief abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by MARCH 26. Presentation times are 15 minutes. The Keith Lewis Memorial Student Presentation Award is available for both an graduate student and undergraduate student presenter. A draw for two monetary student travel supplements are provided by the Regina Archaeological Society for students attending the conference. A $200 Poster Award is provided by the Association of Consulting Archaeologists for the favourite poster presented at the conference.
*Hey Students! If you present at the 2017 Archaeology Conference this year, you get free conference registration!!!*
We will send you a special code to enter for online registration upon submission of your abstract to get free registration.
You must submit your abstract and register in advance to receive free conference registration. We will not be accepting abstracts at the door.
Presentations should be 15 minutes in length with an additional 5 minutes allotted for questions.
The Resort at Cypress Hills is fully booked! Other accommodations are available in Maple Creek (prices are approximate):
Near Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park:
• Spring Valley Guest Ranch
Camping is also available — go to https://saskparks.goingtocamp.com/Home.aspx or 1–855–737‑7275.
Full registration includes lunch on Friday and Saturday.
DEADLINE to register is MARCH 26. Late or at the door registrations will NOT include lunch.
The last day to order Banquet tickets is also March 26!
Phone-in registrations will be accepted 9–4pm CST Monday to Thursday January 31 — March 26 at 306- 664‑4124.
If you would like to download the registration form, a form-fillable PDF is available: 2017 Archaeology Conference Registration Form
Would you like to support the 2017 Conference? If this is something your company might be interested in, have a look at our Conference Support package
Conference Sponsor (Saskatchewan): Canada North Environmental Services
Evening Event Sponsors: Arrow Archaeology Ltd.
- April 27, 2017 — April 30, 2017
6:00 pm — 12:00 pm