March Meeting Announcement


Please join us Fri­day, March 18th, 2016 at 7:00pm in Room 132 of the Archae­ol­o­gy Build­ing for our Feb­ru­ary speak­er.  The Saska­toon Archae­o­log­i­cal Soci­ety is pleased to present Dr. Kirsten Falzara­no (Depart­ment of Archae­ol­o­gy & Anthro­pol­o­gy, Uni­ver­si­ty of Saskatchewan) speak­ing on “Attach­ment to Place: Three-Dimen­sion­al Spa­tial Analy­sis and Long-Term Land Use at the Stam­pede Site, DjOn-26”.  All are wel­come to attend!

Kirsten is orig­i­nal­ly from Win­nipeg, Man­i­to­ba, where she com­plet­ed her under­grad­u­ate degree in Anthro­pol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Win­nipeg. She com­plet­ed her Mas­ters degree at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Man­i­to­ba, which involved the three-dimen­sion­al spa­tial analy­sis of mate­ri­als from a Nean­der­tal Rock­shel­ter site in the Crimea, Ukraine. Kirsten’s inter­est in spa­tial analy­sis and GIS brought her to Cal­gary, Alber­ta where she com­plet­ed her PhD in Archae­ol­o­gy at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­gary. Her PhD research involved the exca­va­tion and analy­sis of mate­ri­als from the Stam­pede Site in the Cypress Hills, Alber­ta under the super­vi­sion of Dr. Ger­ald Oete­laar.

Abstract: Attach­ment to Place: Three-Dimen­sion­al Spa­tial Analy­sis and Long-Term Land Use at the Stam­pede Site, DjOn-26
Two mod­els of long-term land use, the eco­log­i­cal and land­scape mod­els, have been used to explain con­ti­nu­ity and change in the pat­terned use of sites by hunter-gath­er­ers. Recent exca­va­tions at the deeply strat­i­fied Stam­pede Site (DjOn-26) have revealed remark­able con­ti­nu­ity in the use of space through­out the past 8,000 years; how­ev­er, post-depo­si­tion­al dis­tur­bances have result­ed in slump­ing and dis­place­ment, pos­ing a chal­lenge for arte­fact asso­ci­a­tions and inter-pale­osol com­par­i­son. This pre­sen­ta­tion will exam­ine the spa­tial dis­tri­b­u­tion of cul­tur­al mate­ri­als and hearth assem­blages from the Stam­pede site, locat­ed in the Cypress Hills, Alber­ta. Three-dimen­sion­al spa­tial analy­sis is com­bined with GIS to cor­rect slumped deposits and refine archae­o­log­i­cal­ly defined lev­els. Two-dimen­sion­al spa­tial analy­sis is then applied to inves­ti­gate the pat­tern­ing of mate­ri­als and fea­tures in suc­ces­sive occu­pa­tions. The results will pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty to crit­i­cal­ly eval­u­ate long-term land use mod­els through com­par­i­son of the nature and orga­ni­za­tion of activ­i­ties dur­ing spe­cif­ic occu­pa­tion phas­es at the Stam­pede site.