October Meeting Announcement

Join us on Fri­day, Octo­ber 20th at 7:00 pm in Room 132 of the Archae­ol­o­gy Build­ing on the U of S Cam­pus (55 Cam­pus Dri­ve) for our first Fall talk of 2017! Dr. Ter­ence Clark (Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Uni­ver­si­ty of Saskatchewan and Direc­tor of the shíshálh Archae­o­log­i­cal Research Project) will be speak­ing on “T’i s-tsitsiy-im-ut-?e (They worked here): the shíshálh Archae­o­log­i­cal Research Project (sARP)”. All are wel­come to attend!

Abstract: T’i s-tsitsiy-im-ut-?e (They worked here): the shíshálh Archae­o­log­i­cal Research Project (sARP)
This talk will dis­cuss the results of the shíshálh Archae­o­log­i­cal Research Project, a long-term col­lab­o­ra­tive project based in Sechelt, BC. SARP has uncov­ered the most elab­o­rate pre-con­tact buri­als yet known in Cana­da, with one indi­vid­ual interred with over 350,000 ground stone beads. This talk will dis­cuss pre­vi­ous field­work activ­i­ties and out­line the future direc­tions of the project. Top­ics will include coastal sur­vey, shell mid­den exca­va­tion, pub­lic archae­ol­o­gy, muse­um exhi­bi­tions, land­scapes of mean­ing, com­mu­ni­ty-based research, and mor­tu­ary archae­ol­o­gy.

Biog­ra­phy:
Ter­ence Clark is a recent addi­tion to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Saskatchewan, Depart­ment of Archae­ol­o­gy and Anthro­pol­o­gy. He is the direc­tor of the shíshálh Archae­o­log­i­cal Research Project (sARP), a com­mu­ni­ty-based col­lab­o­ra­tion of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Saskatchewan, the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, and the shíshálh Nation. He was pre­vi­ous­ly the Cura­tor of West­ern Cana­di­an Archae­ol­o­gy at the Cana­di­an Muse­um of His­to­ry. He has spent over 20 years work­ing on the North­west Coast, exca­vat­ing hun­dreds of sites, and work­ing close­ly with dozens of Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties. His areas of inter­est are com­mu­ni­ty-based archae­ol­o­gy, hunter-fish­er-gath­er­ers, com­pu­ta­tion­al archae­ol­o­gy, and land­scape archae­ol­o­gy.