Introduction

CAA/ACA 2007
St. John's
May 16-20, 2007

St. John's, NL.
The city of St. John's is built around a spectacular natural harbour
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The 40th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association will be held at the Fairmont Hotel, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador from May 16-20, 2007. The organizers invite you to participate in the conference as a session organizer, presenter of a paper or poster or simply by attending the conference.

Sessions, papers and posters on all areas of interest to the Canadian archaeological community may be submitted. Given that this conference will take place in Newfoundland and Labrador we would like to encourage participants to submit sessions, papers or posters that reflect the interplay between Native cultures, between First Nations and European newcomers and among European settlers. These topics are particularly appropriate for Newfoundland and Labrador, a province rich in First Nations history and the scene of some of the first European landfalls in the New World.

To contact the organizing committee for further information on the programme, accommodation, the book room or other matters please check the contacts page of this web site.

Important Deadlines:

January 31, 2007 Receipt of Session Proposals
February 28, 2007 Receipt of Paper or Poster Abstracts
April 15, 2007 Conference preregistration and guarantee of hotel room.

Things to do while visiting Newfoundland and Labrador

The Rooms, St. John's, NL.
The Rooms is a prominent feature of the St. John's skyline
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Conference participants may wish to spend a few extra days in Newfoundland and Labrador as there are many interesting things to see and do here. In St. John’s we recommend visiting The Rooms — our newest public cultural space which incorporates the Provincial Museum, the Provincial Art Gallery and the Provincial Archives — and the Johnson Geo Centre, a new geology museum. Enjoy the St. John’s music scene at the many pubs and taverns along George Street. During the conference walk across the street to visit “ARTefact”, an exhibit and sale of craft inspired by archaeological finds showing at the Craft Council Gallery, Devon House

Those wishing to travel outside St. John’s may want to visit the Cape Spear National Historic Site which marks the easternmost point of land in Canada and is located just minutes outside the city. Wonderful iceberg, whale and sea bird tours take place in the Witless Bay and Cape St. Mary’s ecological reserves, and nearby archaeological sites include Ferryland and Cupids.

For more information visit: www.newfoundlandandlabradortourism.com

This conference is supported by the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, the Dean of Arts Office, MUN; Molsons Canada; The Canadian Archaeological Association; The Rooms; Gerald Penney Associates Limited; the Archaeology and History Division, Canadian Museum of Civilization; Atlantic Business Interiors; The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador; Universal Helicopters; Elfshot; Eastern Newfoundland Field Unit, Parks Canada; Western Newfoundland and Labrador Field Unit, Parks Canada Cultural Resource Management, Atlantic Service Centre, Parks Canada; the Colony of Avalon; MF Kelly Ltd; New World Fitness; BC Studies and 80 Degrees North.

Updated March 23, 2007

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