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Strathcona Archaeological Society Name Change

posted Jan 4, 2018, 1:31 PM by Strathcona Archaeology
At a Special General Meeting held on October 13, 2017, the membership of the Strathcona Archaeological Society voted to change the society's name to the Archaeological Society of Alberta: Edmonton Centre.  The changes are in name only, and were made to reflect the region that we represent.

The Strathcona Archaeological Society was named after the Strathcona Site and Interpretive Centre that used to be run out of Strathcona Science Provincial Park, located across the Saskatchewan River from Rundle Park.  The Strathcona Archaeological Society was the Friends society for this interpretive centre.  Our involvement ceased when the interpretive centre was closed in the early 1990's due to cutbacks.  We continued to operate as a society with this recognition of an important local archaeology site; however, collective memory of this site in mainstream society is fading, and the work that we do has shifted over the decades to represent the entire Edmonton region, as well as to extend north into the boreal forest.  Edmonton has a rich archaeological heritage, and our new name ties us to recognition of the region we operate out of, and also to the larger provincial body that we are a part of (The Archaeological Society of Alberta).  

A history of the society section is underway for this website, and posts will be added in this coming year.  If you have any information regarding the society that you would like to share, please forward them to arkyedmonton@gmail.com and a member of the Executive Committee will get in touch with you.
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