Special Event

Frontiers in Archaeological Sciences 2

August 10, 2018

August 27th-29th, 2018

Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada

The Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University is pleased to announce that the second edition of the international workshop “Frontiers in Archaeological Sciences” will be held on August 27-28-29 2018 at Simon Fraser University Burnaby, BC. Attendants will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with an international panel of leading scholars presenting on the latest scientific methodologies applied to Archaeology.

This year’s panelists are:

Michael Richards  (Key Note Speaker)

(Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada)

Rudy Reimer/Yumks (Public Lecture Speaker)

(First Nations Studies & Dept of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada)


Invited Speakers

Kate Britton

(Department of Archaeology, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, UK).

Michael Buckley

(School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester, UK).

Zenobia Jacobs

(Centre for Archaeological Science, University of Wollongong, Australia).

Carla Lancelotti

(Department of Humanities, Universita Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain).

Brandi MacDonald

(Archaeometry Laboratory, University of Missouri Research Reactor, USA)

Filipe Natalio

(Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel).

Camilla Speller

(Department of Archaeology, University of York, UK).




At conference desk only

o    3-Day Full Conference Fee: CAD$200, Cash only!

Registration fees include Coffee breaks and lunches. Dinners are not included.

Remaining Space is Very Limited !!!

Important Dates

Pre-Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline:            April30th, 2018 (passed)
Acceptance Notification: May 8th, 2018 (passed)
Registration Fee Deadline: June 30th, 2018 (passed)
Late Registration Fee Deadline:          August 21st, 2018 (passed)
Workshop Dates:   August 27th-29th, 2018


Early Career Award

This award will be assigned to a PhD student presenter with outstanding academic achievements by the scientific committee. The award will cover the registration fees and up to CAD$500 support in travel expenses.


·                 Francesco Berna, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University

·                 Dan Cabanes, Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor, Rutgers University

Organizing Committee

·                 Candice Koopowitz, MA,  Simon Fraser University

·                 Peter Locher, MA, Simon Fraser University

·                 Mattea Wiebe, MA,  Simon Fraser University

·                 Emma Lowther, RA,  Simon Fraser University

·                 Merrill Farmer, Manager, Academic & Administrative Services,  Simon Fraser University

Scientific Committee

·                 Rosa M. Albert, Ph.D., ICREA Research Professor, University of Barcelona

·                 Mark Collard, Ph.D.,  Professor, Simon Fraser University

·                 Catherine D’Andrea, Ph.D., Professor, Simon Fraser University

·                 Jon Driver, Ph.D., Professor, Simon Fraser University

·                 Dennis Sandgathe, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, Simon Fraser University

·                 John Welch, Ph.D., Professor, Simon Fraser University

·                 Dongya Yang, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean, Simon Fraser University


Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University

In the past, the Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University contributed to the development of AMS, OSL and dietary isotope studies in the figures of Earl Nelson and David Huntley. Recently the department expanded its archaeological science faculty and laboratories with ancient DNA, stable isotopes, vibrational spectroscopy and soil micromorphology.  Today, SFU's Department of Archaeology has an admirable record of integrating archaeological sciences into teaching and research programmes, and is championing the integration of social theory, indigenous archaeology, and the physical and environmental sciences.

SFU Workshop’s Sponsors

Archaeological Isotopes Laboratory

Department of Archaeology

Jon and Cathy Driver Fund

Archaeobotany Laboratory

Vice President, Academic

Faculty of Environment

Sponsored by:


For additional information please contact us at frontiersas2@gmail.com or fberna@sfu.ca.