Join us on Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 7:00pm in Room 132 of the Archaeology Building (55 Campus Drive) on the University of Saskatchewan campus for our monthly meeting. Our March speaker is Tim Panas. Tim is the interim curator at the Prince Albert Historical Museum. He is a sessional lecturer at the University of Saskatchewan and a member-at-large of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society along with being a Director with the Saskatoon Archaeological Society. His background is in western Canadian history and archaeology. He has had the opportunity to work in many facets of archaeology including institutions such as the Canadian Museum of History, the Royal Alberta Museum and for several government agencies.
Sturgeon Fort is the trading post that was built by Peter Pond of the North West Company just west of the current city of Prince Albert. There is little in the written record about Pond’s time along the North Saskatchewan River but the archaeological record may reveal more. Parks Canada conducted two archaeological excavations at the site in the 1960s and in 1995. What did they find? Material from the Fort has been found within the Prince Albert Historical Society collections. This presentation will examine the material that has been found and how this impact what is known about the site.