#uleth PUBlic Professor Series Updates

Hello Students,

We hope you were able to attend our talk last Thursday night. Dr. Harold Jansen presented The Impact of Digital Technology on Democratic Citizenship in Canada to a packed room at City Hall. If not, you can access the video and associated research article at After the Talk. Here you can access video and research articles for all our past talks.

Please mark your calendars with details for our next talk:

Join Dr. Shawn Bubel as she explores

Prehistoric Bison Hunters in Southern Alberta: Excavations at Fincastle Site.

February 25, 2016 | 7 ­ 9 p.m.

City Hall, City of Lethbridge

910 4th Avenue S, Lethbridge

The Fincastle archaeological project began in 2003 with a survey of the previously unrecorded bison kill site located 4 km south of the Oldman River in Southern Alberta. Excavations have unearthed more than 130 projectile points, 120 stone tools, 4,100 tool manufacturing waste flakes, and 1,500 fire-broken rocks, along with 290,000+ bison bone fragments. The stratigraphic context of these remains indicates a single event that took place around 2500 years ago based on radiocarbon and OSL dates. Kill spots as well as primary and secondary butchering activity areas were identified. In addition, a number of ceremonial bone upright features were found. These features, along with the predominance of Knife River Flint, a stone material sourced to North Dakota, denote a strong cultural connection between the Fincastle hunters and groups living in the Middle Missouri area in the Late Middle Prehistoric Period. It is one of the oldest Besant-Sonota type sites in the Great Plains region, and the discoveries made at the site are attracting international attention.

Free. Everyone welcome. No RSVP required. Seating is limited, however, so arrive early! Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

REMINDER: We outgrew our space from last year, so this year the series will be held at City Hall from 7:00 – 9:00pm. Seating is limited, so be sure to get there early – no RSVP required!

Upcoming Dates & Details

Mar 17 Œ16 Reg Bibby, Sociology Beyond the Gods & Back: The Return of Religion in Canada

Please spread the word! We hope to see you there.

All the best,

Catharine Reader

University of Lethbridge

Marketing & Communications Officer

Faculty of Arts & Science

Tel: (403) 382-7154

Fax: (403) 329-2112




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