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Friday Lunch Club

Well, here we are. COVID. No parties, no gatherings, no end of season celebrations.


No thanks.

Everyone needs to travel, if only virtually! And we need to find ways to gather, connect, and communicate. Enter FRIDAY LUNCH CLUB!

Friday Lunch Club is a weekly series where we invite a presenter from different places around the world to talk archaeology (or something related to it). Last week, our fearless leader presented on the SVG Public Archaeology Program, which ran for two seasons in 2011 and 2012 to rescue and record significant archaeology (aka burials) on the island of St. Vincent.

Our tentative line-up for the next couple months will have you wanting to grab airplane snacks and a drink every Friday. Remember, it’s at noon (Alberta time) but some of our presenters will be zooming live from Europe, which means #daydrinking 🙂

Friday, December 4: Carmanah Olbrich on the ins, outs, ups, downs, of cooperative education/placement with Circle

Friday, December 11: Rupert Gietl of Arc-Team Archaeology (Italy) on Conflict Archaeology of WW1 in the Alps

Friday, December 18: Martin Fera (Austria) on Iron Age research in the Danube (central Europe) – houses on hills and chariots in mounds!

~Christmas Break~

Friday, January 8
: Lucy Lawrence (Buckinghamshire Council, UK), HS2 and all things British archaeology!

Friday, January 15: Nicole Huber, Gilbert Smith Forest Products Ltd. (Barriere, BC) on Forestry 101 (specifically for archaeologists)

Friday, January 22: Krista Gilliland, Western Heritage (Edmonton, AB) on Landscape Archaeology

Friday, January 29: Chris Sims, PaleoWest (Portland, OR), topic TBC

Friday, February 5: TBA

Friday, February 12: Stephanie Halmhofer (Richmond, BC) on pseudoarchaeology

Friday, February 19: Rachel Lindemann takes us to Israel!

If you want to join in, hop on the zoom call below! And if you want to present, shoot us an email:

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Meeting ID: 762 296 068
Passcode: 017830

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