October 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:
October 11 – Thanksgiving

Chapter News

All Points Saskatchewan Archaeological Society and Regina Archaeological Society: APSAS and the RAS have joined together to host speakers this fall! The October speaker is Michael Lewis, a graduate from the nautical archaeology program at Texas A&M University. Michael will be speaking on how lesser-known shipwrecks have expanded the knowledge of ship construction and trade in the past. Please join them on Wednesday, October 13 at 7:00 via Zoom. To receive the Zoom link, contact Alice.

Prince Albert Historical Society: The PAHS is hosting monthly free programming from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Historical Museum including painting on the Culture Days mural. This programming is for under-served citizens and new comers in Prince Albert. Thursday, October 14 is teachers night. This will take place from 4:30-6:30 pm and be a chance for educators in the area to learn about all the resources the PAHS has to offer. We are planning for this to be in person; but it may have to go virtual depending on the COVID situation in the community. Please contact the Museum for more information. Saturday, October 23 is the Culture Days mural reveal. This will be at 2:00 pm. The museum will be open and the event will also be live-streamed on Facebook. The Historical Museum is open daily from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm except weekends and holidays. The other Museums are open by appointment. Please contact the Museum at 306-764-2992 or via email for more information.

Saskatoon Archaeological Society: The October speaker will be on Friday, October 15 at 7:00pm via Zoom. Dr. Tim Panas is speaking on ” Getting New Ideas on Northern Plains Archaeology from Old Beaches: Bison usage of sand dunes and what that tells us about where people spent their winter holidays”. To receive the Zoom link, email the Saskatoon Archaeological Society or visit their Facebook group.

Interactive Bridging Time: Exploring Saskatoon’s Hidden Heritage Event

Spend Culture Days and International Archaeology Day with the SAS! Join us at a variety of locations throughout the City on Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm to learn more about the archaeological heritage of Saskatoon. Visit our event page to download a map of the archaeological locations along the South Saskatchewan River within the City of Saskatoon where our archaeological interpreters will be located to introduce you to the archaeological history of that particular location. Learn more about sites such as the Gowen sites, Hartley and Bill Richards sites, Clinkskill House, the SS Medicine Hat, the Norby site, and Factoria! Speak with on-site archaeologists! See real artifacts! Buy a copy of the newly updated “Map of Saskatchewan Archaeology”. Learn more about the SAS! Full details can be found on the Event page and the Culture Days website.

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