On behalf of the organizing committee for the 50th annual meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association, I am pleased to announce that the response to the Call for Contributions for the 2017 CAA conference in Ottawa-Gatineau has been extraordinary!
We have received 230 paper proposals distributed among 24 sessions and 32 poster submissions. The 50th edition of the CAA annual meeting will be one of the largest in our organization's history. Speakers will be coming from across Canada and from several other countries including the USA, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Russia and Iraq. Among many others, the topics are wide-ranging and include pre-contact and post-contact North American Indigenous archaeology, issues confronting the Cultural Resource Management sector and the first ever detailed, scientific presentation surrounding the recent discoveries of the Franklin expedition ships, the Erebus and the Terror.
A preliminary programme will be posted by the 24th of March.
A REMINDER: The CAA requires that the first author of an oral presentation or a poster be an active member (paid up for 2017).
We hope you will be able to join us in Ottawa-Gatineau in May 2017 to celebrate 50 years of CAA annual conferences and the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada!