March Meeting Announcement


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.