The ASBC Nanaimo Branch is a non- profit organization located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Founded in 1994, the Branch is dedicated to protecting, studying and conserving the archaeological record in British Columbia.
The ASBC-NB seeks to conserve archaeological resources and recognizes the inextricable link between conservation of archaeological sites and public education. We work to provide opportunities for the public to get hands-on experience with archaeology and archaeological principles, as well as learn about heritage conservation.
As a Society consisting of interested citizens, students, and vocational archaeologists we provide lectures given by speakers from all over the province offering a wide range of topics.
Lecture Series Winter 2014
- What: Dr Guy Prouty :Culture Change As Revealed By Archaeology: Late Pleistocene Migrations Into North America
- Abstract : One of the primary research goals in New World prehistory over the years has focused on when and how Late Pleistocene (or late ice age) peoples first entered the North American continent. Was it inland through interior Alaska, or along the Pacific Northwest coast? Of course, there has been debate over the timing and routes of these entrances and I would like to explore these arguments with a discussion of some of the most recent research of the “Kelp Highway” along the coast, of the Channel Islands in coastal California, and remarkably, of one of the oldest archaeological sites in North America, Paisley Five Mile Caves in south-central Oregon in the Northern Great Basin. Video interviews will also be presented.
- Where: Parksville Museum & Archives
- Date: January 25 2014
- Time: 3-5pm
- Cost: Free to ASBC current members- $2 for non members
- Contact:email@example.com for more information.
The ASBC Nanaimo Branch (www.asbcnanaimo.ca) is a non- profit organization located in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Founded in 1992, the Branch is dedicated to protecting, studying and conserving the archaeological record in British Columbia. Annual membership is $19 for an individual, $14 for students/seniors, and $24 for a family. New memberships and renewals are encouraged prior to the fieldtrip.Non members must sign an Ethics Agreement prior to the Tour.