December Meeting Announcement

 

dec16bp

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.

Biogra­phies:
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!