Chacmool 2018- Chacmool as a Community

November 9th-11th

For more than 50 years the Chacmool conference has been the center of archaeological research in western Canada, providing an opportunity to present original research, innovative interpretations, and for professionals and students to network with some of the leading scholars in the discipline. The 2018 conference will focus on building an ever stronger sense of community for local archaeologists, integrating professionals from the consulting industry with academics from across disciplines and from local universities. This is also a critical juncture for the conference, and discussion will also revolve around new directions for the continued success of the program.

Registration will be on-site: $25 for students, $50 for professionals and non-students. Students can also exchange volunteer hours (6 hours) for free admission

Venue: Rosza Centre, University of Calgary

Check out the Program Here

Please contact Dr. Geoffrey McCafferty for more information:


50th Chacmool Conference

The Chacmool conference started as a modest dream by a select few enthusiastic undergraduate students in the late 1960’s and since then the conference has prevailed and grown.  The Chacmool conference has over the years been organized and executed by driven and passionate undergraduate students, with the aid of supportive faculty and graduate students.  The success of the Chacmool conference is therefore the success of all who have partaken, from participants, to presenters, and organizers, and especially to the alumni of the University of Calgary who helped to ensure this conference continued.  The knowledge shared at these conferences, as well as the countless memories made, have provided Chacmool with a prominent legacy, and we hope to continue this legacy as we carry forward.


Please join us in celebrating the 50th Chacmool Conference at the University of Calgary November 8-12.
Visit the Chacmool Conference website by clicking Here

Upcoming 2017 Rocky Mountain Anthropological Conference

The 2017 Rocky Mountain Anthropological Conference is coming up this month September 21st- 24th, 2017. 

The 2017 Rocky Mountain Anthropological Conference (RMAC 2017), the biennial conference of the Rocky Mountain Anthropological Association (RMAA), will be held from September 21-24, 2017 in beautiful Canmore, Alberta.

If you would like to check out the program for the conference click here! And don’t forget to register.

Call for Papers: Rocky Mountain Anthropological Conference

Call for Papers!!

The 2017 Rocky Mountain Anthropological Conference, the biennial conference of the Rocky Mountain Anthropological Association, will be held from September 21-24, 2017 in beautiful Canmore, Alberta.

Organization of the conference is underway.  Please check back in the future for further information and details regarding program, venue, and travel.  If you require immediate assistance, please email

2017 Archaeology Conference

April 27th-30th at The Resort at Cypress Hills Center Block, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park (SK side)

Co-Hosted by the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society

Banquet Tickets:
If you are interested in attending the banquet, please make sure to purchase the tickets by Sunday (March 26th).  They will not be available for purchase after this date.
Conference Registration:
This Sunday (March 26th) is also the last day to register for the conference and receive lunch included on the Friday and Saturday of the conference.  You may still register after this date but lunches will not be included in your registration fee.Paper & Poster Abstract Deadline:
Presenters should take note that Sunday (March 26th) is also the last day to submit paper and poster abstracts. If you are a student, there are a number of financially beneficial opportunities for you at this year’s conference! Including:
  • Free Student Registration if you submit a poster or paper abstract
  • The Keith Lewis Memorial Student Presentation Award ($100 for Graduate, $75 for Undergraduate)
  • Regina Archaeological Society Travel Supplement Draw for Student Attendees (Two draws at approximately $100 each)
  • Association of Consulting Archaeologist’s Best Poster Award ($200)
  • Opportunity to hang out with really cool archaeologists!

The Resort at Cypress Hills (conference venue) is fully booked! However, there are a number of other options for accommodation in the area.

Maple Creek:
Cobble Creek Lodge
Willowbend Cabins

Near Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park:
Spring Valley Guest Ranch

There are non-electrified camping sites located near the Resort at Cypress Hills.  Flush toilets are available at the Visitor Centre or pit toilets in the camping area. Generators are okay and there is access to water and sewage disposal. The sites are free, first-come, first-serve but please call (306-662-5411) prior to arrival. Visit for further information.

Check out a schedule for the Conference below.