About Us

The Manitoba Archaeological Society (MAS) was established in 1961 by a group of individuals concerned with the preservation of Manitoba's archaeological resources

  • To promote the preservation, investigation, and publication of archaeological information
  • To organize professional, amateur, and the public interested in Manitoba archaeology
  • To foster the study and teaching of archaeology throughout the province
  • To enlist the aid of all citizens in reporting, preserving, and recording archaeological sites
  • To raise money through donations, grants, contracts, and other fund-raising efforts to promote the endeavours of the society


The MAS acknowledges Manitoba's original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota and Dene peoples and the homeland of the Métis Nation.