UPDATE: Like the Fossil Fair, our AGM and monthly meeting has now been cancelled due to the COVID-19 precautions. No plan to reschedule the meeting until things improve health-wise. The AGM may be held online or via email to meet Society Act rules; more news when we know for certain.
There is no field trip scheduled for March. Stay healthy and practice “social distancing”!
Our Fossil Fair has been postponed/cancelled due to COVID-19.
Our AGM is scheduled for March 18 and it is important that we have a good turnout for election of officers. Our meeting numbers and the relatively large classroom in which we meet suggest we may all keep the health-maintaining recommended “social distance” from each other.
Please respond by email to Tom Cockburn regarding whether or not you will attend the meeting.
Following our AGM, our speaker is Grant Keddie, Archaeology Curator, RBCM. Grant’s topic is to be announced.
The VicPS AGM will be held at the start of our monthly meeting on March 18, to be followed by a speaker. Look to your email for further information regarding the speaker.
The March meeting will occur this Wednesday, the 21st at 7:30 pm at UVic in the Cornett Building, Room A120.
The society’s Annual General Meeting will beheld at this time, to elect officers and directors for the coming year. It is believed that the existing board of directors is standing for re-election.
Held over from last month’s snowed out meeting, our speaker is Alex Lausanne, M.Sc. Student, (Geoarchaeology), Coastal Erosion and Dune Dynamics (CEDD) Lab, Dept. of Geography, UVic. Alex will present on the topic of Uncovering Late Pleistocene Shorelines and Geoarchaeological Sites.
The dynamic environmental history experienced on Canada’s Pacific coast during early post-glacial times presents significant challenges for uncovering pre-10 000 year paleo-coastal archaeological sites. The research presented offers an integrated methodological approach in support of locating these sites on Quadra Island, BC. Once located, Late Pleistocene shellfish casts and aquatic microfossils are some of the evidence that aids in interpreting these interesting geoarchaeological sites.