Upcoming archaeology talks in Nanaimo

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I’ve been asked to post about some upcoming talks in Nanaimo with archaeological interest.  Below I list the talks, which are all co-sponsored to one degree or another between VIU and the Nanaimo ASBC chapter.  The linked posters below give you more information about parking, times, room numbers, abstracts, bios, etc.  All these talks are free and open to the public. For further information then contact mail@asbcnanaimo.ca .

I know many of you are stuck in other lovely places in the world and can’t make it, but for those more local then the details follow.

First up – in just a day or two – is Morley Eldridge of Millennia Research, speaking on his cool uses of digital technology in site recording and excavation.  This is really cool stuff and probably the way of the future for at least some scales of archaeological research. There’s  sneak preview of some of the new methods on the Millennia Blog.

Lecture: A New Methodology for Archaeological Excavation: Mitigative Excavation of GbTo-13 and GbTo-54, Prince Rupert.

Date: Thursday February 6, 2014

Location: VIU Nanaimo campus, Building 356, Lecture Hall 109 (Education/Social Sciences) Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
ASBC Members, Students and the Public Free! Everyone Welcome.  More instructions on the poster (PDF)

The other talks are by Andrew Martindale (UBC) and Quentin Mackie (UVIC) (no relation).  Details below:

Later in March, Andrew Martindale will be speaking on the topic of the use of archaeological data and interpretations in land claims.  This is a thorny topic which we may have just seen the beginning of, as lawyers become more familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of archaeological data, especially asymmetries of power and ethnocentrism, ambiguous links between ethnicity and material culture, and the role of oral histories.  Andrew’s talk is also sponsored by the VIU Anthropology Student Club.

Lecture: The Vulnerability of Archaeological Logic in Aboriginal Rights and Titles Cases in Canada: theoretical and empirical implications

Date: Tuesday March 11, 2014

Location: VIU Nanaimo campus, Building 356, Lecture Hall 109 (Education/Social Sciences) Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
ASBC Members, Students and the Public Free! Everyone Welcome.  More information on the poster. (PDF)

Sandwiched between these two talks, then Quentin Mackie of UVIC will be speaking on the topic of future directions in underwater archaeology along the continental shelf of BC.  This is a revised version of a talk given at the (unfortunately named) PaleoAmerican Odyssey conference last fall in Santa Fe, so if you were there, you’ve heard it all. With one small exception – the “crazy enough to work” seafloor project he proposed is likely to actually happen this summer.  Well, more on that in due course.

Investigation of the Maritime Continental Shelf: present knowledge and future directions for underwater archaeology on the BC coast.

Date: Thursday February 20, 2014

Location: VIU Nanaimo campus, Building 356, Lecture Hall 109 (Education/Social Sciences) Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
ASBC Members, Students and the Public Free! Everyone Welcome. More information on poster (PDF)

So, Nanaimonians, Gabriolans, Qualicumians, Coombites … you have your entertainment for the Spring on a platter. I don’t usually announce specific talks outside of my loyalty to ones put on by the Blog Capital ASBC (note their new URL), but a triple header is hard to resist…. and besides, what else am I posting these days?  (Though Dale is lining me up with some nice stuff, I need to get my head off my keyboard and do something about it.)

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