The Annual Gathering and Annual General Meeting has been in operation since 1963. It provides an opportunity for members to gather and fulfill the business obligations of the society, to become informed on new developments in archaeology, and to socialize.

The challenge facing any organization is to accomplish the business requirements but, at the same time, provide programming to attract member and general public attendance. Holding the Gathering  in different locations eventually provides all members with equal ease of access. There are speakers, workshops, and other events on the program to inspire and encourage members to continue their invaluable support for the SAS.

The Annual General Meeting and Conference is traditionally held the last weekend in April.

2017 Annual Gathering

The 2017 Annual Gathering was held in April 27th to 30th in conjunction with the Archaeological Society of Alberta at The Resort at Cypress Hills. Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for pictures from the conference. To see the program from our joint conference, click here.

Keith Lewis Student Presentation Competition:

In 2015, we began offering both an undergraduate and graduate student paper competition at our Annual Gathering. Students are encouraged to present on any topic relating to archaeology, history, anthropology, etc. Each presentation should be approximately 15 minutes long with 5 minutes allowed for questions at the end. Judging will be based on content and delivery. The winners will be required to submit an article (minimum 1 page) based on their presentation for our quarterly publication, Saskatchewan Archaeology Quarterly, within 6 months of winning the competition. In 2017, the award was presented by Clint Blyth (Pipestone Archaeological Society) on behalf of Keith Lewis’ family.

2017 Winners:

Undergraduate Prize: Gabriel Lamarche (University of Saskatchewan)
Graduate Prize: Kelsey Pennanen (University of Calgary)

2016 Annual Gathering

The 2016 Annual Gathering was held in Saskatoon from April 29th to May 1st at Wanuskewin Heritage Park.  Click the following link to see the program: 53rd Annual Gathering Conference Program. To see pictures from the event, check out our photos on our Facebook page.

If you would like to read more about what Dr. James Daschuk talked about as part of his keynote address, check out these articles that he allowed us to post:

A Dry Oasis
Who Killed the Prairie Beaver

Congratulations to Alice and Jack Trusty on receiving an Honourary Life Member Award for all their volunteer work with our Society!

Keith Lewis Student Presentation Competition:

In 2015, we began offering both an undergraduate and graduate student paper competition at our Annual Gathering. Students are encouraged to present on any topic relating to archaeology, history, anthropology, etc. Each presentation should be approximately 15 minutes long with 5 minutes allowed for questions at the end. Judging will be based on content and delivery. The winners will be required to submit an article (minimum 1 page) based on their presentation for our quarterly publication, Saskatchewan Archaeology Quarterly, within 6 months of winning the competition. In 2016, the award was presented by Clint Blyth (Pipestone Archaeological Society) on behalf of Keith Lewis’ family.

2016 Winners:

Undergraduate Prize: Cara Baldwin & Paul Thomson (University of Saskatchewan)

Paul Thomson, Cara Baldwin & Clint Blyth (Pipestone Archaeological Society)
© Saskatchewan Archaeological Society 2016

Graduate Prize: Eliann Stoffel (University of Saskatchewan)

Eliann Stoffel & Clint Blyth (Pipestone Archaeological Society)
© Saskatchewan Archaeological Society 2016

2015 Annual Gathering

Our 52nd Annual Gathering was held in Moosomin from April 24-26, 2015. Click the following link to see the program: 52nd Annual Conference Program

Keith Lewis Student Presentation Competition:

In 2015, we are offering both an undergraduate and graduate student paper competition at our Annual Gathering. Students are encouraged to present on any topic relating to archaeology, history, anthropology, etc. Each presentation should be approximately 15 minutes long with 5 minutes allowed for questions at the end. Judging will be based on content and delivery. To be eligible for the student paper competition, you must be a current member of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society. The winners will be required to submit an article (minimum 1 page) based on their presentation for our quarterly publication, Saskatchewan Archaeology Quarterly, within 6 months of winning the competition.

2015 Winners:

Undergraduate Prize: Eric Dalshaug (University of Saskatchewan)

Graduate Prize: Julie Mushynsky (Flinders University)

 

The Lewis Family, patrons of the Keith Lewis Memorial Student Presentation Award
© Saskatchewan Archaeological Society 2015

2014 Annual Gathering

The 51st Annual Gathering was held in North Battleford from April 11-13, 2014.

Click the following link to see the program: 51st Annual Conference Program

The 2014 Recipient of the William A. Majerrison Award was Bill Long!
 © Saskatchewan Archaeological Society 2014

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN 2013!

The SAS celebrated 50 years of advocacy and public education in Regina on April 25-28,2013.   We returned to the site of the first SAS conference in 1963! Special features included two days of presentations on exciting new research in the province, a banquet with a keynote address by Dr. Ian Dyck, a tour to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Annex, cowboy poetry, and much, much more! 

Other Annual Gathering highlights included a special presentation to our 50-year members, anniversary pin awards, special anniversary merchandise, the unveiling of our 50th Anniversary history book, the announcement of our 50 geocache project and a paper session in honour of Dr. David Meyer!

To view the Program, click here!

 

Recipients of anniversary pin awards at the 50th Annual Gathering in Regina, April 27th, 2013
 © Saskatchewan Archaeological Society 2013