the 33rd Annual Meeting of the
Canadian Archaeological Association
A Joint Publication of the Canadian Archaeological Association and
the Ontario Archaeological Society
The organization of the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association in May of 2000 depended heavily upon the use of email and the Internet. In this way, several hundreds of dollars were saved and communications took place very effectively. The conference was well attended and over 160 papers were presented in four concurrent seesions.
The year 2000 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Ontario Archaeological Society. To commemorate this milestone, the Canadian Archaeological Association and the Ontario Archaeological Society decided to collaborate in the production of a proceedings volume which would be published electronically, thereby assuring the broadest readership possible from around the world of the various articles that would eventually be submitted.
The editorial team consisted of Jean-Luc Pilon, CAA Web Editor, Michael Kirby who had previously served the OAS as Arch Notes editor for several years and the OAS director of publications, Caroline Thériault. Together they assembled, reviewed and formatted 26 of the papers presented during the Ottawa 2000 CAA meetings. Luke Dalla Bona, the CAA's Webmaster then converted these papers to the current PDF versions.
This collection of papers cover a wide breadth of archaeological inquiry, ranging from public archaeology through archaeo-astronomy, archaeometry, archaeoentomology, historic and prehistoric archaeology, ceramic studies, archaeological politics and policies and physical anthropology. The PDF format allowed the incorporation of many of the colour illustrations originally used during the conference presentations with relatively little compromize in quality.
While there was a learning curve for the editors in terms of producing these articles in Internet-friendly formats, the publication still took less than 16 months to produce following the end of the conference and would have been out within a year had technical glitches not arose.
Select from the following downloadable PDF files:
On the (Early) Origins of the Beothuk
Retrieving History: The 18th Century Mortuary
History of the Little Dutch Church, Halifax
The Melocheville Tradition:
Sappers and Slag
Laurentian Archaic in the Middle Ottawa
Ceramics and Chronology of the Late Prehistoric
Period: The Abitibi-Temiscamingue Case
Broken Bottles and Bison Bones: Public Archaeology
at Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary, Alberta
Identifying Human Ignited Fires in the Central
Canadian Rockies Over the Last Millennium
Microblade-Culture Systematics in Far Northwestern
An Attempt to Distinguish Phase and Facies:
Observational Archaeoastronomy at Stonehenge:
Observational Archaeoastronomy at the Majorville
Medicine Wheel Complex:
Comparative Archaeological Studies in the
Work of the World Heritage Committee
The World Archaeological Congress
Chert Analysis by Infrared Spectroscopy
Magnetic Survey at Tell Tabilla, Northeastern
Nile Delta, Egypt
A Comparison of Siliceous Mudstone Artifacts
from the Birimi Site (Ghana)
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