November News from the SAS

The Archaeology Centre (1-1730 Quebec Avenue) is currently closed. Staff can be reached via email or by phoning the office (306-664-4124). If you are leaving a phone message, please allow at least 48 hours for staff to reply.

Office Closures:
November 11 – Remembrance Day

Chapter News

All Points Saskatchewan Archaeological Society and Regina Archaeological Society: APSAS in partnership with the Regina Archaeological Society are pleased to present Dr. Erika Dyck on November 16, 2021. For more information, check out the poster under the RAS heading below!

Prince Albert Historical Society: On November 2nd & 3rd the museum will be closed in the afternoon for staff to participate in the Heritage Symposium hosted by Heritage Saskatchewan & the Museums Association of Saskatchewan. Our programming for the month of November is as follows:

  • Thursday November 11th – Remembrance Day at the Museum. We will be open for free from 1-4 PM. There may be some events but our Programming Committee is still working on it, but for now just saying that we’re open is good!
  • Saturday November 13th – Free Family Programming sponsored by the City of PA Community Grant Program. This will be a “behind-the-scenes” day with participants having a chance to handle some of the artifacts! This event is free of charge and will be from 1-4 PM
  • Saturday November 27th – Santa Claus Parade! The museum will be open from 12-4 for folks to come in after the parade. There will be crafts and holiday stories for visitors.

The Historical Museum is open Monday to Friday from 9-4, with all other museums being open by appointment. As all museums are city facilities proof of vaccination (or a negative covid-19 test result no older than 72 hours) is required to visit!

Regina Archaeological Society:

Saskatoon Archaeological Society: The October speaker will be on Friday, November 26 at 7:00 pm via Zoom. Joshua Murphy is speaking on “Keeping the Circle Alive: An Analysis of Coming of Age for Boys and Men of the shíshálh Nation”. To receive the Zoom link, email the Saskatoon Archaeological Society or visit their Facebook group.

Call for Artist

See the full advertisement on our Employment Opportunities page.

Giving Tuesday – Help Support Our Upcoming Publication

We’re raising funds to publish “Saskatchewan Projectile Points: An Indigenous Perspective and Guidebook” (working title). Donors giving $100 or more will receive a free copy of the book; all donors will be acknowledged inside the book. 

This comprehensive guidebook will describe:
• projectile point styles recovered, dates, attribute list, geographical range, with actual size colour photos
• Indigenous perspectives on artistry of points; extensive knowledge system of stone material properties and animals hunted; connection to land
• current legislation and regulations governing archaeological heritage, and importance of responsible and respectful stewardship
 
Take part in our 2021 Giving Tuesday campaign (November 30, 2021). You can donate to the publication here.