50th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association: 2017 Ottawa-Gatineau, Ontario May 10–13, 2017

Forums

Canadian Public Archaeology Forum

Afternoon of Thursday, May 11

Public archaeology is an important facet of archaeological practice globally and nationally. It has a key role to play in education about archaeological heritage; in the promotion of stewardship for that heritage; in advocating for the ethical practice and use of archaeology and in advocating against the misuse of archaeology such as in antiquities trafficking. There are many contributors to public archaeology in the different provinces and territories in Canada . Canadian archaeologists would benefit from a discussion of their work. The Public Archaeology Forum will provide the opportunity for participants from avocational archaeology societies from across Canada to network with each other and with the CAA committee leadership for public archaeology, for the benefit of Canadian archaeologists. Participants will present synopses of public archaeology work taking place through their societies and will offer goals for public archaeology in Canada to discuss, and pursue, moving forward.

Forum organizer: Joanne Lea


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