Past Events & Activities

Lithic Reduction Technology Workshop

Nov 12 2017 (All day)
Clark Hall Room 212, Brandon University

November 12. 2017 10am - 2:30pm

All people can trace their history and culture back in time to the Stone Age. 

Archaeologists around the world have studied stone tools and the importance that stone tool making had to the continued existence of human beings. 

Manitoba archaeologists Gord Hill, Chris Whaley and Gary Wowchuk will conduct the workshop to discuss and demonstrate the ancient production of stone artifacts in Manitoba. 

2017 MAS Conference and Annual General Meeting

Sep 24 2017 (All day)
Pinewood Lodge, Whiteshell Provincial Park

The 2017 Manitoba Archaeological Society Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held at Pinewood Lodge, Whiteshell Provincial Park, September 22nd - 24th. This years conference will focus on archaeology of southeastern Manitoba. 

MB Day Event

May 6 2017 (All day)
Manitoba Museum - Alloway Hall

Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) volenteers will be on hand to celebrate Manitoba's rich cultural hisotry and answer questions on archaeology. Flint knappers Gord Hill and Chris Whaley will be demonstrating lithic (stone) tool reduction techiques. We hope to see you there!

2016 MAS Conference and Annual General Meeting

Sep 23 2016 (All day) to Sep 25 2016 (All day)
Melita, Manitoba

The 2016 Manitoba Archaeological Society Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in Melita, September 23rd - 25th. This year’s conference will focus on the archaeology of southwest Manitoba, and will celebrate the work of avocational archaeologists in the region and beyond!

Pembina Valley Fur Council Rendezvous

Jul 15 2016 (All day) to Jul 17 2016 (All day)
Stanley Centennial Park - Morden, MB

The Pembina Valley Fur Council Rendezvous is an annual event on the third weekend in July, organized by the Pembina Fur Council and local Game & Fish Associations, primarily to educate young people about the fur trade. Events during the weekend included animal-skinning demonstrations, flint knapping, carving, black powder-shooting, tomahawk- and knife-throwing, and a ladies frying pan toss. A large display tent was set up for craft sales. Some in attendance dress to represent the era including MAS representative Chris Whaley.

Bison Days

Jul 3 2016 (All day)
Overlook Site - Birds Hill Park

Bison Days is an event designed to highlight Manitoba’s rich cultural heritage. Activities include bannock baking, atlatl spear throwing, crafts and others.

2015 MAS Conference and Annual General Meeting

Sep 25 2015 (All day) to Sep 27 2015 (All day)
Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel

The 2015 Manitoba Archaeological Society Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in Winnipeg September 25th-27th. This year’s conference will focus on the Glacial Lake Agassiz Survey (GLAS), which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. GLAS was a four-year project in environmental archaeology. It involved a systematic investigation of potential shoreline occupations of early Glacial Lake Agassiz in order to record and excavate Early Pre-European contact period sites that would have been located on its shoreline.

Get Together Spring 2015

May 7 2015 (All day)
St. James Tap & Table

It's been a long winter and spring is here! Come out on May 9th for the first get-together of 2015. We will be gathering at St. James Tap & Table (2609 Portage Avenue). 5-9pm

MB Day Event - Red River Heritage Fair

May 7 2015 (All day)
University of Winnipeg - Duckworth Centre

The Red River Heritage Fair takes place annually at the University of Winnipeg Duckworth Centre. This event provides the Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) an opportunity to interact, although briefly, with close to 300 students, and approximately 150 heritage projects.

MB Day Event - Manitoba Museum

May 9 2015 (All day)
Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) volunteers will be at the Manitoba Museum on Saturday, May 9th to answer the public’s questions about archaeology. Public event. Free admission.