SFU 2015 Archaeology Symposium

Saturday March 7, 2015

Water Worlds: Rivers, Lakes, Oceans, and Islands in Archaeological Perspective

* sfu symposium full schedule v3.pdf
**See attached pdf for full schedule with abstracts**

Monday, March 2 update: Less than one week to go before the symposium! Some reminders for symposium participants and audience members:

- Please arrive no later than 8:45 so everyone can get registered before the talks begin.
- Presenters should have their slides in powerpoint or other friendly format, on a flash drive
- Presentations have a 20 minute time slot each, including questions. This will be enforced!
- A light breakfast will be served for those who have RSVPed - Tea/coffee, fruit, pastries/baked goods
- Lunch is catered by Nuba, and is vegetarian: www.nuba.ca
- while participation in the symposium is free of charge, we will have a donation bin on hand. Donations will help us to cover the costs of catering the event. We also hope to make a small contribution to the Museum, who have graciously offered their venue free of charge for our event!


8:30-9:10 – Registration, breakfast and mingling

9:10-9:20 – Opening remarks


Morning session 1


Modelling Marine Oriented Hunter-Gatherer-Fisher Landscape/ Seascape Use and Territory with GIS: Two Coast Salish Examples

Jesse Morin, Allison Hunt, and Michael Blake


Methodology Employed in an Underwater Field-School Investigation into the Prisseanen Hedvig Sophia (1692) Wreck Discussed and its Associated Clay Tobacco Pipe Assemblage Revealed

Xenius Nielsen


A reassessment of the impact of drought cycles on the Classic Maya

Chris Carleton, Dave Campbell, and Mark Collard

10:20-10:40 Coffee Break


Morning session 2


Late Pleistocene Megafauna and Early Human Presence in the Salish Sea and Olympic Peninsula: New Findings and Implications

Michael C. Wilson, S.M. Kenady, Sedro-Woolley, R.F. Schalk, R.R. Mierendorf, and C.E. Gustafson


The Children’s Cemetery of Astypalaia, Greece

Kirsten Boettger


Expedient Shell Scrapers in the Kingdom of Tonga: A Multi-Faceted Analysis of Potentially Modified Anadara Valves

Kody Huard


Continuity of targeted resource extraction in Burns Bog

Stantec Consulting Ltd.

12:00-12:10 Morning wrap up/additional questions for morning presenters


12:10-1:10 Lunch

1:00-1:40 – Poster Session (see poster titles below). Participants are free to explore the Museum.


Afternoon session 1


“Pit Stop” or Long-term Residence: An Archaeological View of Island Use in the Northeastern Salish Sea, British Columbia

Colleen Parsley and Chris Springer


Pre-Contact Plateau Women: Water and their World

Celia Nord


Migration and Interaction in the Eastern Lapita Province: Exploration Using Ceramic Design Analysis

Katie LeBlanc


Defending British Columbia Archaeology

M. F. Luder, Ph.D.


3:00-3:20 – Coffee break

Afternoon session 2


3D Vertebral morphology, locomotion, and human spinal health

Kimberly A. Plomp, Una Strand Vidarsdottir, Darlene Weston, and Mark Collard


Northern Fur Seal Populations; Questions in Research

Cara Halseth


Liminal Boundaries and Offering Sites: Rivers, Lakes and Wetlands as Depositional Contexts in Viking Age England

Ben Raffield, Simon Fraser University


4:20-4:30 Wrap up/additional questions for afternoon presenters

5:00 – 6:30 Reception at Corduroy - 1943 Cornwall Avenue


Posters (presented 1:00-1:40)

Mountain Top to Ocean Floor: The Eco-cultural History of Hauyat.       Julia Jackley, Dana Lepofsky, Nancy J. Turner, Jennifer Carpenter


The Sociopolitical landscapes of Hacienda “El Progreso”, 1887-1904: Historical Ecology of the Galápagos Islands.     Fernando Astudillo, Peter Stahl, and Florencio Delgado


Ancient DNA Analysis of Middle and Late Period Archaeological Fish Remains from the Kamloops Locality, British Columbia.     Thomas C.A. Royle


Developing Optimal Sampling Strategies for DNA Analysis of Museum Collection Bone Artifacts.      Kelly Brown


Evil Place, Beautiful Place: The Memory and Materiality of St. Mary’s.     Sarah Lison


Assessing manner of fall-related deaths through patterning of skeletal injuries.      Luísa Marinho


Hybrid Epistemologies: Traditional Knowledge and Archaeology in British Columbia.    Eric Simons


Assessing the Productivity of Ancient Clam Gardens on Northern Quadra Island.      Ginevra Toniello


Stringing Them Along: Ground Stone Disk Beads of the Salish Sea Region from 4500-1100 BP.    Megan Harris


Microfauna at Charlie Lake Cave: Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Environmental Reconstructions in Northeast British Columbia.     Roxanne Pendleton



Venue: Vancouver Maritime Museum

1905 Ogden Avenue
Vanier Park
Vancouver, BC


To submit an abstract/proposal, please email Travis Freeland at tfreelan@sfu.ca. Please keep abstracts to a maximum of 150 words or less.

To register your interest in attending as an audience member, please email Katie LeBlanc at kgleblan@sfu.ca

Getting to the Museum:  See Location Map


From downtown Vancouver, take the 022 bus south across the Burrard Street bridge. Get off at Cypress Street and walk north toward the water. The museum is at the end of Cypress Street.

From SFU Burnaby campus, take the 135 bus west to the end of its route downtown (Burrard Station). Cross the street and board the 022 bus heading south.

From UBC, take the 004 or the 084 bus east toward Kitsilano. Get off at Cypress/Burrard.


A combination of free and paid street parking is available locally. Alternatively, you can pay to park at the nearby Museum of Vancouver (Chestnut Street at Whyte Avenue).


Support for the symposium provided by:


Simon Fraser University:

Department of Archaeology

Kleanza Consulting Ltd.

Partners in Heritage Resource Management