Welcome to the Archaeology Society of Alberta

The Archaeological Society of Alberta (ASA) comprises over 300 members living across Alberta and beyond. There are six Centres (Bodo, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Red Deer, and Southeastern), each with their own elected officials. These centres host a speaker series, workshops, fieldtrips, and other events. Click on the Centre nearest you in the above menu for information about their activities.

The ASA holds an annual general meeting and conference each spring, and publishes a biannual report called the Alberta Archaeological Review. We also have a general newsletter that highlights some of our activities. Follow the menu links above for more information about our ASA publications, the conference, our mandate, our centres, and other ASA resources.

Unfortunately, most of the Archaeological Society of Alberta events planned for this spring summer have been cancelled to help limit the transmission of COVID-19. This includes our annual conference and meeting, which was to be held in Edmonton. The health and safety of our members and the general public is our main priority.

Our joint ASA/CAA conference has been postponed to 2021. It will still take place in Edmonton. The rescheduled dates will be announced soon. If you booked a hotel room at the Sutton Place Hotel please contact them directly to cancel your reservation. The conference organizing committee will be in contact directly with registrants to provide information about registration refunds.

We have decided to hold our AGM online (via Zoom) at 10 am, Saturday September 26. We hope you can join us! Click on the Conferences tab for the details, the full AGM package, and the link to register.

The Archaeological Society of Alberta encourages everyone to take preventative measures against the virus, including practicing proper hygiene procedures, physical distancing, and self-isolation if you feel ill. We also encourage you to stay connected with your family and friends using virtual tools like FaceTime, Skype, and Zoom. Keep yourself connected to archaeology by reading our latest Newsletter and exploring the links on our website (click on the Publications tab). Some ASA centres have virtual activities planned. Be sure to watch for announcements and notices from your regional centre. There are many archaeological discoveries and sites to get excited about. Please share what you ‘discover’ online with others.

Take care everyone!