The Archaeology seminar series is one of the oldest traditions in the Archaeology department and indeed, one of the oldest in the whole archaeology community of BC!

Join us once a week during the Fall and Spring terms for both in-person and on-line presentations and discussions with a diversity of experts covering the broad range of topics that fall under the archaeology umbrella. 

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Archaeology Fall 2023 Seminar

Brought to you by Dr. Dana Lepofsky and a team of Archy graduate students: Katie Dierks, Gracy Raj, Levi Cormier, Vlad Krakov, Nikki Simon, Elena Sierra, and Damon Tarrant.

All seminars will be at 3:30 - 5pm on Thursdays. All will have Zoom options and most will be held in person in the Archaeology Seminar Room, SWH 9152 at 3:30. If you’re able, join us in person for the seminar and afterwards in the Biercraft Pub or the Archaeology Lounge.

Date Speaker Title
Thursday, September 7, 2023 Meet and Greet! Invitations have been sent out.
Thursday, September 14, 2023 Various Speakers, SFU Archaeology Notes from the field
Thursday, September 21, 2023 Chris Arnett, Independent Archaeologist/Heritage Consultant Signs of the Time: Nlaka’pamux Resistance Through Rock Art
Thursday, September 28, 2023 Tommy Happynook, UVic Anthropology

wałšiʔałin ʔuuʔaałuk̓i ḥaḥuułi (re)connecting with traditional lands, waters, knowledge, and identity

Online only.

Thursday, October 5, 2023 Bill Angelbeck, Douglas College

Interweaving Historical Narratives and Archaeological Investigations in Líĺwat Territory

In person, or register online:

Thursday, October 12, 2023 Andreu Arinyo i Prats, SFU Archaeology

Cultural Loss Under Emulated Shocks - Demographic Climatic Environmental Empirical Bottlenecks 

In person, or register online:

Thursday, October 19, 2023 John Welch, Professor at SFU Archaeology

Forensic Sedimentology in an Indigenous Key: Crafting Collaboration at a Science-Humanities-Social Science Interface

In person, or register online:

Thursday, October 26, 2023 Laura Yazedijan, Office of the Chief Coroner of BC

Analysis and identification of unidentified human remains in BC

In person, or register online:

Thursday, November 2, 2023 Inuvialuit Living History Project Team., Inuvialuit Cultural Resource Center; Department of Anthropology, University of Western Ontario; Ursus Heritage Consulting; School of Interactive Arts and Technology and Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University.

Exploring Principles of Community and the Collaborative Process through 15 years of the Inuvialuit Living History Project

In person, or register online:

Thursday, November 9, 2023 Dunan McLaren, Hakai Institute

The Northern Vancouver Island Archaeology and Paleoecology Project

In person, or register online:

Thursday, November 16, 2023 Chelsey Armstrong, SFU Indigenous Studies, and Resource and Environmental Management

Revisiting Skeena River Archaeology: Snapshots from Historical-Ecological and Huwilp-Based Approaches

In person, or register online:

Thursday, November 23, 2023 Jo Hammond, Hammond Heritage Associates

Hard Archaeology: an anticolonial public archaeology project

In person (pending weather), or register online:

Thursday, November 30, 2023 George Nicholas, SFU Archaeology, and
Joe Watkins, Senior Consultant, Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants, LLC

The Premise, Promise, and Perils of Indigenous Archaeology: In Conversation with George Nicholas and Joe Watkins

In person, or register online:

Thursday, December 7, 2023 let's go to the pub -- after classes In person only!


Past Seminars