Traditional Pitcook, North Saanich, Sep 21

Hopefully a number of you can attend, this pitcook looks like it will be an amazing opportunity.
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Please come out to what we hope will be the First Annual Traditional Foods Pitcook at the North Saanich Farm Market on Saturday, September 21.  We’re very proud of our little market and for the first time we will be showcasing local traditional foods and traditional food cooking methods.  We acknowledge the traditional territory of the Tseycum First Nation where the market and this event are being held, and look forward to spending time with Chief Vern Jacks and others during this exciting initiative.

NSFM-Pitcook-2013

Here’s a little more detail on the activities:
Friday, Sept. 20: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  Pit #1 is assembled with venison (yes, local) and camas bulbs (courtesy of Swan Lake Native Plant Garden).  This will be a 16 hour pitcook.
Saturday, Sept. 21: 7:00 – 8:30 am
  Pit #2 is assembled with a selection of root veggies.  This will be a 4 hour pitcook.
Saturday: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (approx.), during the Farm Market
  Cordage-making Workshop (with Brenda Beckwith) and Storytelling (with John Bradley Williams, Tsawout).
  Also, over an open fire we will making bannock and Earl Claxton Jr. (Tsawout) will be cooking salmon, clams, and venison.
  And (yes, there’s more), during the Farm Market, Ken Josephson and others will host an interactive Community Mapping display and table.
Saturday: 12:00 am – 12:30 pm
  Opening the pits!  Farm Market ends.
Saturday: 12:30 am – 1:30 pm (approx.)
  Sampling foods and sharing in wild-crafted tea, all by donation. YUM!
We hope you can make it up to the tippy-top of the Peninsula on Saturday, Sept. 21 It’s really not that far!
Sincerely,
Brenda Beckwith & Penny Gibbs

Approaches to the Anthropocene: A Conversation with Philippe Descola and Bruno Latour at UBC

Approaches to the Anthropocene

Join us September 25th at UBC MOA for a conversation with Bruno Latour and Philippe Descola

Bruno Latour and Philippe Descola are two of France’s most prominent intellectuals, and both have redefined their respective fields of expertise by considering the place of human agency – and non-human actors – in the construction of the modern world. In this conversation, Latour and Descola will discuss the idea of the anthropocene, a new geological era in which humans have become the principal agents for the transformation of our planetary systems: from small-scale consumption of natural resources to large-scale human-induced climate change. Drawing on the fields of anthropology, science studies, and other allied disciplines, these two thinkers will discuss their views on how human intervention in the natural world has not only transformed planetary ecosystems, but also the very ideas and models we use to think about the planet as a whole.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register online here.

Doors open at 5:00 PM.

Space is limited and seating is on a first-come basis: *MUST ARRIVE BY 5:15 PM for your registration to be valid*

A reception will follow.

This event is co-sponsored by the Museum of Anthropology, the French Consulate Vancouver, and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at UBC.

September 25th, 2013 5:30 PM through 7:00 PM
Museum of Anthropology
Great Hall
6393 Northwest Marine Drive
Vancouver,

Environmental Archaeology – six issues free until 15 Oct

Maney Publishing’s September 2013 Journal of the Month: Environmental Archaeology

Download 3 years’ worth of online content for FREE: http://www.maneypublishing.com/jotm/env

You’ll also find…

  • VIDEO: Editor Tim Mighall introduces the journal
  • VIDEO: Getting to know the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) by Andy J Howard
  • Isotope analysis is the future of environmental archaeology by Richard Madgwick
  • A new geological period? Defining the Anthropocene and Environmental Archaeology by Tony Brown and Andy J Howard
  • Fairy circles and peat bogs: reconstructing ecosystems of the past by Tim Mighall
  • Zooarchaeology and the journal Environmental Archaeology by Hannah Russ
  • Geoarchaeology: the underlying framework for environmental studies by Matt Canti
  • The environmental context of past societies: seventeen years of archaeobotany in Environmental Archaeology by Don O’Meara
  • ‘Environmental Archaeologies of Neolithisation’: forthcoming special issues of Environmental Archaeology
  • A history of the journal and review of the archive
  • CALL FOR PAPERS: the editor is seeking submissions to the journal

Come meet Dave our new Bio Anth professor

Dave at Dmanisi

Come meet Dave, the newest addition to the Anthropology Department. Dave is a Biological Anthropologist and will be giving a talk on some of the work he has done and some of the new and exciting things happening in the world of Biological Anthropology.

Dave Excavating

  • Date:  Thu Sep 12, 2013
  • Time:  11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Building or Location:  356
  • Room:  313
  • Email:  David.Hopwood@viu.ca