Join us on Friday, December 16th at 7:00 pm in Room 132 of the Archaeology Building on the U of S Campus (55 Campus Drive) for our December meeting! Dr. David Meyer and Robert Clipperton will be speaking on “What do Stonehenge, Avebury, Dieppe, Juno Beach, the Bayeux Tapestry and the Lascaux Caves have in Common?”. Bring some holiday goodies to share! All are welcome to attend!
Abstract: What do Stonehenge, Avebury, Dieppe, Juno Beach, the Bayeux Tapestry and the Lascaux Caves have in Common?
In May and June, the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society’s 2016 Study Tour took us to Europe. It began on Salisbury Plain with a visit to the Neolithic sites of Stonehenge and Avebury. Crossing the English Channel to Dieppe, we were toured through the World War II battlefields surrounding Juno Beach. A free day in Bayeux allowed for viewing of the famous tapestry. Boarding the bus for the Loire Valley, we visited the medieval fortress at Chinon. After a brief stop at Oradour, maintained unchanged since the massacre of its inhabitants by the Nazis, we arrived at Sarlat for two days of spelunking at Upper Paleolithic cave sites. Finally (for this presentation) we arrived at Arles on the Mediterranean coast, and toured the Roman Colosseum, Amphitheatre, baths and the recovered remains of a Roman boat with a side trip to the Van Gough Museum.
Dr. David Meyer is a retired archaeologist and Professor Emeritus at the University of Saskatchewan.
Robert Clipperton is a past president of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society. According to himself, Robert has no archaeological qualifications and knows nothing; but he does like to go on trips, especially SAS study tours!