BC Archaeology Forum 2014 – Nanaimo


British Columbia Archaeology Forum
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
Nanaimo, BC

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 British Columbia Archaeology Forum will be hosted by Vancouver Island University in the territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation in Nanaimo, BC, this coming October.

A reception will be held on the evening of Friday, October 17th, with Saturday the 18th reserved for a full day of speakers and presentations followed by an evening event, and optional Sunday excursions in the local area.

We are currently consulting with downtown hotels about the event and securing discounted rooms for forum participants; more information on this will be provided asap.

In the meantime, save the date — Saturday, October 18th, 2014 — and we’ll be in touch soon!

2014 Forum Organizers

International PhD Opportunity

If you know of someone already with an MA, interested in pursuing a doctoral degree, this may be his/her opportunity of a lifetime.  Read on.

International PhD opportunity at the University of Groningen: Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Archaeology in Northeast Asia
NOTE: Deadline Friday, September 26, 2014

General Background
An exciting opportunity has arisen to undertake a four-year international PhD project in the Holocene hunter-gatherer archaeology of Northeast Asia. Two years should be spent at the Arctic Centre, Groningen Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and the other two years can be spent at the University of Alberta, Canada, and/or at suitable partner research institutions in Northeast Asia and/or on related field-based or collections work.

The thesis defense will take place in Groningen and the PhD will be awarded by the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

The PhD thesis should be written in English.

See attached pdf for additional information.

Vancouver Heritage Site Finder Interactive Map

For those interested in Vancouver’s heritage landscape, you might find this interactive map of interest.

Vancouver Heritage Foundation has transformed the multi-page PDF of the Vancouver Heritage Register into an interactive map with 2000+ sites and some municipal or provincially designated locations. Eventually every site will include building information and history as well as pictures. Currently still in beta form, not all sites have complete information but more are being added all the time.

Go to Vancouver Heritage Site Finder.  [Although the instructions say that the site is best viewed in Chrome or Firefox, I found that it worked in Internet Explorer and Chrome, but NOT Firefox.]