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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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Archaeology News

Student Seminar
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 2014 John 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.

Friend of Archaeology Award
The Board of the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society seeks nominations for the 2014 Friend of Archaeology Award. If you know someone you feel is deserving of this honour, please forward your nomination.

NSAS Board Elections
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 2014) please contact the NSAS President, Sarah Marie Shears, at (902) 309-4411
or by email at sarah_marie_mcdonald@hotmail.com.

Education Resources

Discovering Archaeology Workbook
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.

Member Services

Equipment Loan
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.

 

Description: Description: May's lecture is "Exploring Nova Scotia's Oldest House: Recent Historical and Archaeological Research in Annapolis Royal" presented by Brenda Dunn (ret.), Parks Canada & Jonathan Fowler, Saint Mary's University.

Our public lecture in May 2008 was Exploring Nova Scotia's Oldest House: Recent Historical and Archaeological Research in Annapolis Royal presented by Brenda Dunn (ret.), Parks Canada & Jonathan Fowler, Saint Mary's University.

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