October Meeting Announcement

Please join us on Fri­day, Octo­ber 18th at 7:00 pm in Room 132 of the Archae­ol­o­gy Build­ing on the U of S Cam­pus (55 Cam­pus Dri­ve) for our the first speak­er of fall 2019! Belin­da Riehl-Fitzsim­mons (Saskatchewan Archae­o­log­i­cal Soci­ety) will be speak­ing on “Geneal­o­gy as Archae­ol­o­gy: Unearthing My Ances­tors”. All are wel­come to attend!

Abstract: Geneal­o­gy as Archae­ol­o­gy: Unearthing My Ances­tors
This pre­sen­ta­tion will detail the par­al­lels between geneal­o­gy and archae­ol­o­gy, and how the exam­i­na­tion of mate­ri­als left behind by her (and her husband’s) ances­tors took her on adven­tures to Ire­land, Scot­land, Eng­land and Aus­tralia.

As a child, Belin­da was curi­ous about many things, like how old the bro­ken dish­es and ani­mal bones she found on her dad’s farm­land might be, to won­der­ing where she came from. Her curi­ous nature led to a career in archae­ol­o­gy, but her quest to dis­cov­er more about her ances­try was fueled by her mom’s research into fam­i­ly his­to­ry.