July 29, 2011 – what were you doing? You can find out what over 400 archaeologists around the world were doing, and answer some of those burning questions: 1. What do archaeologists REALLY do? (My nieces think I “dig for worms and rocks.”) 2. Do they carry whips and guns, and wear funny hats? 3. … Read More Day of Archaeology 2011
For today’s blog post, I am directing you right to digging the DIRT. I quite enjoy this blog; they often include posts that make archaeology humerus, I mean, humorous to the general public, as opposed to just super keen nerdy archaeologists like me. Today they tackled the subject of why archaeology is important, and did … Read More Why the past is important to the present – Part 3
Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is claimed to be one of the world’s oldest, largest and best-preserved buffalo jumps (that we currently know about). What is a buffalo jump, you might ask? Well, it’s where North American Indians “led” Bison along the prairie towards the edge of a cliff, … Read More Walk back in time at Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
There was finally an open window of dry, warm weather – hurrah! Archaeologists all over the world cheer for this. This means we are able to get back outside and dig some holes without having to wear and lug around excess gear. Yesterday, this involved revisiting a known stone feature site, which happened to be … Read More Site protection at its finest
Question: How long do you have to live in Calgary to get used to the crazy weather? I spent my childhood here, and have lived here for the past five years. When the sun shines and the snow starts melting, I think spring has arrived… but that isn’t always the case! Perhaps it’s just wishful … Read More Spring has sprung… or has it?
The Land Use Planning Section of Alberta Culture and Community Spirit puts out a bi-annual Listing of Historic Resources, which essentially triggers developments to having impact assessments conducted. It’s mainly used for small scale oil and gas, but other industries find it quite a useful tool as well. In our Fall 2010 Newsletter, we analyzed … Read More The new Listing of Historic Resources