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The Archaeology Department would like to thank its students for hosting a fundraiser (on June 29, 2013) to support the Siksika community - one of the communities significantly affected by the June 2013 floods. For the full article, please visit UToday.

Congratulations to PhD Student Cara Tremain for receiving the 2013-2014 Alianza-Mayer Scholarship for study at the New World Department at the Denver Art Museum. Cara has also been awarded the Philanthropic Educational Organization P.E.O International Peace Scholarship for 2013-2014. 

The Archaeology Department's Professor M. Anne Katzenberg discusses her research on prehistoric people with UToday. For the full article, please visit "Studying diet of prehistoric humans"

The 2012 Chacmool Conference 'The Archaeology of War and Peace' received a generous SSHRC Connection grant to contribute to conference expenses including travel for participants. For more information about this conference, please visit Chacmool 2012.

Dr. Peter Dawson, Jeffrey Seibert and PhD candidates Shawn Morton and Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown will be presenting research at the 17th  Annual European Mayanist Conference in Helsinki, Finland in December 2012. For more information, please click here.

Recently, the Canadian Journal of Archaeology (Vol. 36) featured a special issue dedicated to the memory of Emeritus Professor David H. Kelley. The journal had also published a variety of articles on Mesoamerican and Central American archaeology prepared by University of Calgary's Archaeology Department faculty and graduate students

The Archaeology Department is pleased to announce that Dr. Geoff McCafferty has received a SSHRC seed grant to fund a series of workshops in Costa Rica and Nicaragua for collaborators on his proposed Partnership project 'The Cultural Mosaic of the Greater Nicoya Region'. For more information on the SSHRC grants, please click here.

Archaeology Department PhD candidates Shawn Morton and Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown will be lecturing  and leading workshops at the 6th Annual Maya at the Playa Conference during Fall 2012 in Palm Coast, Florida. For more information, please click here.

Dr. Geoffrey McCafferty presented a paper (co-authored with Sharisse McCafferty and David Kelley) entitled "Xochicalco and the Epiclassic Writing Systems: Dave Kelley has the Final Word" at the 2012 meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Memphis. For the illustrated paper, please click here.

Doctoral  candidates Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown and Shawn Morton along with alumni Dr. Marc Zender and Stanley Guenter presented at the 2nd Annual Maya at the Lago Conference in Davidson, North Carolina from April 26-29, 2012. 

The Department of Archaeology's PhD student Cara Tremain presented at the Society for American Archaeology 77th Annual Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, which ran from April 18-22, 2012.

The Department of Archaeology is pleased to announce that undergraduate student Robyn Lacy has been granted the 2012 PURE Award.

Undergraduate students from the Archaeology Department presented their research papers at the 2nd annual undergraduate conference "Reading Identity: Binaries and Boundaries" which took place at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton in January 2012. For further information and paper abstracts, please click here.

At the 2011 Chacmool conference, PhD student Cara Tremain presented a paper: "Investigations in Looters' Trenches: The Architectural Indicators of Change at Ka'Kabish, Northern Belize".  Click here for abstract.