The Nova Scotia Archaeology Society (NSAS) was formed
in 1987 in response to a growing interest in the Province's heritage
resources. It is our mandate to bring together individuals interested in
the study and promotion of archaeology, particularly as it relates to all
cultures of Nova Scotia;
to disseminate knowledge and encourage the exchange of information among
professionals and amateurs alike; and to promote the preservation and
protection of archaeological sites and resources throughout the Province.
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Ancient Mi’kmaw Culture Conference
A very interesting conference on the theme of Ancient Mi’kmaw
Culture is being held June 20-21, 2013, at White Point Beach Resort,
Liverpool, NS. There are several archaeology-related components. Full
details are available in the PDF file linked here.
The Nova Scotia Archaeology Society hosted a seminar for current or
prospective post-secondary students of archaeology to exchange information
about opportunities and career options after graduation, both in academia
and in terms of employment. The seminar toke place on February 26, 2013, at
Saint Mary's University.
John Harvey Award
The Board of the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society seeks nominations for 2013
Harvey Award. This award is presented annually by the NSAS for an
outstanding undergraduate paper in Nova Scotia archaeology, or a paper by a
Nova Scotian undergraduate student archaeologist.
The Board of the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society seeks nominations for the 2013 Friend of Archaeology Award. If
you know someone you feel is deserving of this honour, please forward your
Elections for the NSAS Board will take place on the evening of the May lecture and
Annual General Meeting. If you have an interest in contributing to the
future of the Society as a member of the Board for next year (beginning May
2013) please contact the NSAS President, Sarah Marie McDonald, at (902)
or by email at email@example.com.
The NSAS has published a workbook to introduce young people to the science
of archaeology. The hard-copy of the workbook is now out of print. A
soft-copy in PDF form is available here
and educators are encouraged to print copies for students themselves. In
the original publication, pp. 15 and 17 (pp. 18-19 in PDF numbering) were
printed single-sided on onionskin paper (translucent) to give the
impression of looking down through three layers of buried artefacts, but
the exercise still works even if these pages are printed single-sided on
opaque paper, without the see-through effect. In terms of PDF page
numbering, pp. 1,18,19,36 should be printed single-sided; all the other
pages work best if printed double-sided.
The NSAS maintains a limited collection of field equipment that is
available for short-term loan to paid-up NSAS members who are in possession
of a valid applicable Heritage Research Permit. A request to borrow
equipment can be made using the application form linked here.