2023 Photo Contest Vote!

November 03, 2023

Hello #SFUarchaeology Students, Staff, and Faculty!

ARE YOU READY to vote for your favourite photos submitted for the 2023 photo contest? Votes are due November 20.

(UPDATE: As a reminder...
1st prize - $200
2nd prize - $100
3rd prize - $50)

You can view all the images below, they are in the SAME ORDER as in the linked survey.

Once you have looked at these larger images, you can go to the SURVEY to submit your vote(s) for your favourite image(s)! Yes, you can vote for MORE THAN ONE.

Images are in the same order as the voting survey, and are numbered!

Search and vote for your favourites by number in the survey:

1-1: A dovecote carved into a fairy chimney made of volcanic ash in Cappadocia, Turkey. Cappadocia's Pigeon Valley is full of caves, underground tunnels, churches, and pigeon houses carved directly into the rock that date back to the Byzantine era. 'Fairy chimneys' such as this one were used all the way up until the early 20th century to collect pigeon manure for fertilizer.
1-2: A hidden hallway of the Vatican Museum
1-3: A warning from the blue-collar workers
1-4: Any archaeologist should make a stop at the Natural History Museum in London
1-5: Balancing on nature's highways near Babine Lake, BC
1-6: Burial discoveries during construction monitoring. Haiku written by Kelsey Shaffer (yak titʸu titʸu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash Tribe of San Luis Obispo County and Region)

Search and vote for your favourites by number in the survey: 

2-1: This is Crete, the birthplace of Aegean civilization
2-2: Çatalhöyük, Konya, Turkey
2-3: CMT and Michell Bay Band Elder Lisa Lawrence, San Juan IS.
2-4: Digging my own grave (shovel testing, near Hudson's Hope BC)
2-5: Embracing the heavy machinery (look closely!)
2-6: Everyday rock art research
3-1: Suwa, a homemade beer to be served in celebration of the feast of St Yared, Ethiopian Orthodox Church, Delta BC
3-2: Fellow archaeolgists Faren Wolfe and Mahatta Price and boat operator Julia Mitchell push off as we continue our boat survey of the coast of Lasqueti Island
3-3: A glimpse of the Treasury at Petra, Jordan. This was a mausoleum for the Nabatean king Aretas IV, a tomb carved directly into the sandstone rock face dating back to the first century C.E.
3-4: Gaze through thousands years-Shanghai Museum,This is a pottery vase with a human head design excavated from the Dafen site, this vase was made 5,500 years ago. After thousands of years, it has reappeared to the world again, the gaze of the human head is still deep and affectionate as if you can communicate with prehistoric ancestors through his eyes.
3-5: Göbekli Tepe, Turkey. This is often referred to as the 'oldest temple on Earth' - a hilltop site containing a series of 12,000-year-old T-shaped stone pillars arranged in circular formations and decorated with animal carvings. This site, interestingly, is thought to predate the Agricultural Revolution.
3-6: Hidden Gem, Esfahan, Iran
4-1: Reconstructed Inca Home at Pumapungo Arch Museum Cuenca
4-2: Itching to take a ride in a rock truck
4-3: Longtime Lasqueti Island resident Wayne Bright shares his knowledge about the landscape as Katie Dierks diligently takes notes and Dana Lepofsky listens. Taken atop a midden/habitation site in Smokehouse Bay, Lasqueti Island.
4-4: Lunch break in Alaska
4-5: Man and God- Shanghai Museum, The jade cong is a ritual artifact of the Liangzhu culture (5300-4500 cal.BP). The cong's surface is decorated with a double-layered line-carved pattern, with a human face on the upper layer and an animal face on the lower layer, which is a symbol of the primitive religious beliefs of the Liangzhu society.
4-6: This is Crete, the birthplace of Aegean civilization
5-1: Molana (Rumi) Tomb, Konya, Turkey
5-2: A view of the Roman Forum from the Capitoline Museum
5-3: Naveta in disguise
5-4: Katie looks up into a recent tree throw to assess for artifacts/belongings
5-5: Naghsh-e Jahan Square, Esfahan, Iran
5-6: Necropolis Now
6-1: Soapstone sample under microscope
6-2: Pumapungo Inca Ruins Cuenca
6-3: Practicing my coring skills near Prince George
6-4: Private tour of the Necropolis of Via Triumphalis under Vatican City
6-5: Remains of the Apse
6-6: This is Crete, the birthplace of Aegean civilization
7-1: Robert drumming ethnography
7-2: Indigenous mask and instrument
7-3: Long day of work, ready to relax in the tailgate
7-4: Rock cairn in Lyon County, Nevada
7-5: Sanisera at daybreak
7-6: Shamans and sacrifice-Yunnan Museum,This is a partial of a high-relief bronze vessel excavated at the Shizaishan site. This bronze vessel belongs to the Dian culture of 2500 years ago and vividly shows the scene of the Dian people holding a grand sacrificial ceremony.
8-1: Shipwreck at Barnett Marine Park
8-2: Robert locating a village near natural spring
8-3: Spanish clay oven - over Inca ruins in Cuenca
8-4: Stratigraphy sweater in progress
8-5: Sunlight beaming through a quartz flake
8-6: Suwa or the Ethnoarchaeologists Social Lubricant
9-1: The hidden joys of a pedestrian survey in Sonoma County, California
9-2: The seasons have changed
9-3: The Temple of Poseidon, Sounion, Greece.
9-4: Things are bigger in the bush: a tree throw in the forest near Prince George
9-5: This is a jar from the museum of Crete
9-6: The cycle continuing.... Survey through a burnt forest
10-1 Tools of the trade up in Hudson's Hope
10-2: Violence and destruction-National Museum of China, This is a painted and gilded jade statue of the Buddha from the Northern Dynasties period, excavated at the site of Yecheng (the capital of the Eastern Wei and Northern Qi dynasties). Those statues were artificially destroyed and buried along with over 3,000 other statues from the Northern Wei to Tang dynasties. The statues are believed to be the remains of a famous event in Chinese history, the Buddhist persecution campaign during the Tang Wuzong period.
10-3: Hermit Archaeologist

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