Department Seminar Series

Fall 2018 Seminar Series (Tentative Dates)

Organized by Dennis Sandgathe and Dave Maxwell.

Unless otherwise indicated, the seminars will take place 3:30 - 5:00 pm in the Department's seminar room in Saywell Hall on SFU's Burnaby Campus (SWH 9152)

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Changes to the schedule will be posted on the department’s website ( and Facebook page (

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Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Sep 13
SFU graduate students and faculty SFU Archaeology 5 minute presentations on summer fieldwork
Sep 20 Sabrina Higgins SFU Hellenic Studies and Archaeology Picturing the Virgin: The Development of Marian Iconography in Late Antique Egypt
Sep 27 3rd Annual PaleoOlympics SFU Archaeology  
Oct 4 Robyn Woodward SFU Archaeology Ghost Ships of the Klondike Gold Rush
Oct 11 Ben Raffield Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University Captivity and unfreedom in the Viking world: comparative perspectives on an invisible institution
Oct 18 Movie with the Graduate Students
SFU Archaeology  
Oct 25 Olga Vasileva
SFU Psychology (Developmental Psychology) Handedness and the development of language
Nov 1 Christina Giovas SFU Archaeology English Scoundrels and Imposter Pigs: 87Sr/86Sr and 14C Evidence for a Historical Reappraisal of the 1657 Ligon Map of Barbados
Nov 8 Bill Walker Department of Anthropology, New Mexico State University Arrowheads, Sorcerers, and Pueblo Village Abandoment
Nov 15 Natalie Dinsdale Department of Biological Sciences, SFU Practice for Parturition: A Novel Hypothesis for the Adaptive Significance of Female Sexuality
Nov 22

Megan Wong

and Joe Hepburn

SFU Archaeology graduate program

Investigating Mobility in Roman and Byzantine Ephesos Using Isotopic Analysis 

A Multi Isotope Isoscape of British Columbia for Forensic

Nov 29 Carolyn Sparrey SFU School of Engineering Science Analyzing accidents and injuries to determine how and why they occurred
SFU Archaeology
SFU Archaeology
SFU Archaeology
SFU Archaeology

*In keeping with traditions, we’ll have raffle prizes (tickets $2 each or 3 for $5) and a bake sale. All profits go to the graduate caucus to help fund student travel and research.

The Archaeology Student Society book sale is back! These are books from retired faculty, donations, etc. New items will be added each week. Michael from the student society has kindly agreed to sell books at the back of the seminar room, before and after our weekly seminars.