Public lecture on Alberta mammoth tracks - April 30

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Public lecture on Alberta mammoth tracks - April 30

Postby newsposter » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:40 am

PUBLIC LECTURE ON MAMMOTH TRACKS FOUND IN ALBERTA

WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM WALLY’S BEACH?
Dr. Len Hills, Department of Geoscience, Professor Emeritus

The public and interested researchers are invited to a public lecture by Dr. Len Hills on the Wally’s Beach mammoth tracks. The event is hosted by the Archaeological Society of Alberta at the Simmon’s Building in East Village on Friday, April 30. Reception and registration 7-8 pm, talk begins at 8 pm. (618 Confluence Way SE, formerly 610 Fifth Avenue SE).

Members of the public are asked to bring a donation to the Food Bank.

Situated on the shores of Saint Mary’s Reservoir, Wally’s Beach Site is perhaps the oldest archaeological site in Alberta and is world famous for the evidence of mammoths, camels, muskox and horses found there. Study of the exposed trackways has shed light on the population dynamics and herd behaviour of these mammals which died out in Alberta at the end of the last ice age. This unique site has ramifications in Archaeology, Biology, Palaeontology, and Quaternary Geology, and all will be discussed to place evidence of human populations present in a context with the now extinct fauna and their habitat as it was over 11,000 years ago.

The Archaeological Society of Alberta is dedicated to promoting interest in the archaeology of Alberta through assorted lectures, field trips and workshops on archaeological topics.

The Canadian Archaeological Society Conference and AGM is in Calgary from April 28 - May 2. http://www.ucalgary.ca/CAA2010/
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