Please join us Friday, January 22nd, 2016 at 7:00pm in Room 132 of the Archaeology Building for our first speaker of 2016. The Saskatoon Archaeological Society is pleased to announce that Kay Jollymore (Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Saskatchewan) will be speaking on her Master’s research, “Stone Circle Investigations at a Hyper-Saline Lake in Saskatchewan”. All are welcome to attend!
Kay Jollymore is a second year Master of Arts candidate in archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan. She grew up in central British Columbia in the small gold rush town of Horsefly and received her undergraduate degree in archaeology at Simon Fraser University in 2001. She has worked in collections management at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, as a research coordinator for a BC First Nations group and most recently for nine years as a professional archaeologist in British Columbia, Nunavut, and Saskatchewan with ERM Consultants (currently on leave of absence to pursue her MA). Kay’s past work in Saskatchewan inspired her to pursue an MA with a focus in prehistoric plains archaeology. Her MA research focuses on prehistoric stone circle sites in south-central Saskatchewan, supervised by Drs. Margaret Kennedy and Glenn Stuart.
Abstract: Stone Circle Investigations at a Hyper-Saline Lake in Saskatchewan
This talk will focus on aspects of Kay Jollymore’s MA research carried out this past summer at Little Manitou Lake in south-central Saskatchewan. The lake has historically been suggested to possess healing properties due to its mineral characteristics. Today Little Manitou Lake is known to be a hyper-saline lake, however, research carried out on lake sediments suggests that prior to 2,000 years ago it was freshwater in nature. Thus, an important research goal has been to establish the date(s) of occupation for sites adjacent to the lake to determine if they relate to the freshwater or saline characteristics of the lake. Some of the techniques employed and preliminary findings of the 2015 fieldwork will be summarized.