The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association: Edmonton May 6–9, 2020

Edmonton 2020

Welcome to the 53rd Canadian Archaeological Association Conference! This year, the conference will be held in Edmonton, Alberta from May 6–9, 2020, and will be jointly hosted by the Archaeological Society of Alberta. Our theme this year is “Where Communities Meet,” reflecting the changing practice of archaeology in Canada, the archaeological interest in how groups have interacted in the past, and the deep history of Edmonton. In Cree, Edmonton is known as amiskwacîwâskahikan and is situated on Treaty 6 territory, as well as in the Métis homeland, and has been a place where Indigenous communities have gathered since time immemorial.

The conference will be held at the Sutton Place Hotel in downtown Edmonton. More detailed information about our venue will be posted soon. We have some wonderful events and field trips planned, including a reception at the Royal Alberta Museum, now situated in a new building that opened in October 2018. You will have a chance to tour the fully redesigned galleries and see some Indigenous performances.

The planning committee has representatives from the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, the Royal Alberta Museum, Athabasca University, the Archaeological Survey of Alberta, the Archaeological Society of Alberta, and the Association of Consulting Archaeologists of Alberta, making this a truly collaborative team.

We look forward to welcoming you to Edmonton. Stay tuned for more information!

Edmonton courtesy of Neil Zeller

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