Join us on Friday, November 24th at 7:00 pm in Room 132 of the Archaeology Building on the U of S Campus (55 Campus Drive) for our November talk! We are lucky to have four speakers this month! Mikayla Coad will present “Sherds are Forever”, Michael Lewis will speak on “0.005 Nautical Leagues Under the Sea”, and Kali Sielsky and Johanna Robinson will present on “A Summer at ØHM 1247: Looking at a Rural Medieval Cemetery in Denmark”. All are welcome to join us!
Sherds are Forever
I will describe my experience from two seasons of excavation at the site of Tel Beth Shemesh, in the Shephelah region of central Israel. I will discuss the background of the site, what has been found, and some of the recent discoveries that have been made during my time at the site. In addition, I will describe the experience of excavating in Israel during the hot summer months.
0.005 Nautical Leagues under the Sea: An Underwater excavation on the Nissa Shipwreck, Cyprus
I will describe the experience of an underwater archaeology field school and project being conducted simultaneously off a 27 x 8 metre dive boat, logistical challenges and issues, and the methods and techniques used to when dealing with an underwater excavation at a depth of 28 metres (0.005 Nautical Leagues).
A Summer at ØHM 1247: Looking at a Rural Medieval Cemetery in Denmark
Believed to be in use from the 12th to 16th century (medieval period in Denmark), Hågerup cemetery is thought to contain an estimated two to four thousand individuals from the surrounding Hågerup village and rural area. From the excavations of the first field season at ØHM 1247 the resulting data concluded that the cemetery was indeed in use for at least the 12th to 14th centuries and involved a number of individuals from all different age, sex, stature, and health categories. Poor preservation, excavation techniques and time played a part in the small sample size from this first season but in years to come this could potentially be one of the greatest samples of a rural medieval population in Denmark.
Mikayla Coad is a 4th year undergraduate Archaeology student at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research interests are on Ancient Near Eastern pottery of the Bronze and Iron ages and hopes to attend graduate school focusing on these topics.
Michael Lewis is a 4th year undergraduate Archaeology student at the University of Saskatchewan. His research interests are in the field of maritime archaeology, and include such topics as digital shipwreck reconstruction. Besides scuba diving around the world, He has participated in both terrestrial and underwater archaeological excavations and plans to attend graduate school to specialize in the field of Nautical Archaeology.
Kali Sielsky is currently a fourth-year student in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts, Honours degree in Archaeology with a strong interest in bioarchaeology and Northwest Coast archaeology. Kali hopes to continue her studies at the University of Saskatchewan looking at burial sites on the West Coast of Canada. She enjoys travelling, and was fortunate enough this summer to travel around Europe with her friend Johanna, doing what they love most, looking at bones.
Johanna Robinson is currently in her fourth year of studies at the University of Saskatchewan. She is studying archaeology, but is specifically interested in the field of bioarchaeology. One of her dreams has always been to work in the field of forensics. Some of her adventures this past year include attending a Bioarchaeology field school in Denmark, travelling to many new places/countries and finally, becoming a newlywed.