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Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation Can You Dig It Summer Archaeological Experience.

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Public Archaeology

Public Archaeology at the Graham Site. Lauralee Lenaerts, Deb Mohr and Elaine Lenaerts. Photograph by Tom Mohr.

Snow Goggles

Snow goggles, in situ. Baffin Island, Nunavut. Photo by Tim Rast.

Serrated Endblade

Pre-Dorset serrated endblade. Baffin Island, Nunavut. Photo by Tim Rast.

Tent Rings

Excavating tent rings on northern Baffin Island, Nunavut.  Photo by Tim Rast.

Baffin Island, Nunavut

John Higdon and Corey Hutchings screening on a particularly bad mosquito day. Baffin Island, Nunavut (left). Lori White excavating at a Pre-Dorset site on Baffin Island, Nunavut (right). Photos by Tim Rast.


Barney and Lovisa with red cedar Bark Slab removed CMT, near yan village site, Graham Island (left). Barney Edgars, Old Masset, with triangular bark strip on red cedar, Pure Lake, xáadláa gwaayee, BC (right). Photos by Karen Church.


The CAA is pleased to launch its newly revised and upgraded website. The CAA has been working to update the appearance and improve the functionality of the website. We hope you find it easy to navigate and find the information you need. One feature many of you will welcome is the improved membership sign-up and renewal process. If you pay your membership fees on-line, you will automatically receive your new password and be able to access members-only features of the website within minutes.
The CAA website continues to be a work in progress. It will grow and adjust to meet the needs and reflect the interests of the CAA membership and anyone else interested in Canadian archaeology. Many things are possible – blogs, forums, reports from the field or the lab, interest groups, networking, to name a few. But this requires your participation. You can start by providing feedback on the new site and suggestions for new content – better yet, offer to provide that new content. It can be as simple as a photograph for our Home Page with a title and a brief description. If you would like to start a new interest group, we can help set you up. You can send your suggestions and contributions to the Web Editor or any member of the Executive.
There is more to come as we continue the process of renewing the CAA website. Please check back often for new content. If you find something is not working as expected, please let us know.

News and Announcements

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The Canadian Archaeological Association and the Canadian Museum of History announce the CAA YouTube Channel Video Awards

These awards are presented for video submissions that promote the fields of archaeology and heritage stewardship in Canada, as well as educate and entertain the general public.

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Fall-Winter 2013 CAA Newsletter (31.2)

The Fall-Winter issue of the CAA Newsletter is now available for download. Inside you'll find Association news, articles on how archaeology was and continues to be practised in Canada, as well as some regular features.
Please note that the submission deadline for the Newsletter's fieldwork issue is March 15, 2014; contact your regional fieldwork editor for details on how to contribute (contact information can be found at the end of the current issue).

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Canadian Journal of Archaeology Volume 37, Issue 2

In this Issue: Rethinking Early Village Development in Southern Ontario: Toward a History of Place-Making by John L. Creese; Nature versus Culture: A Comparison of Blackfoot and Kayapó Resource Management by Lindsay M. Amundsen-Meyer; One Gun Phase Points: A Reassessment of the Late Side-Notched Projectile Point System in Alberta by Tyler James Murchie. CAA Members can dowload PDFs of articles and book reviews when logged in to the website.

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Crew from Archaeological Services Inc. Photo by Erika Range

The CAA/ACA is able to offer assistance to student conference participants to offset their travel costs. Grants apply only to the travel portion of conference expenses and not accommodation. Grant applicants must be members in good standing and must participate directly in the scholarly program of the Annual Conference by presenting a paper or poster for which they are the first (primary) author, or by being a Session Discussant or an Invited Presenter.

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On behalf of the organizing committee for the 47th annual meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association, I am pleased to announce the Call for Sessions, Papers, Forums and Posters for the London 2014 CAA conference.

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