Chacmool at 50: The Past, Present, and Future of Archaeology Chacmool conference, November 8-12, 2017
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"The 2017 Chacmool conference of the University of Calgary Archaeology Association will celebrate 50 years of Calgary’s leadership role in Canadian archaeology. Through the years, Chacmool conferences have pushed the boundaries of archaeological method and theory, bringing together renowned international experts in an intimate conference setting with students and emerging scholars. The progressive themes of the conference have helped define the directions taken by the discipline as a whole, while the opportunities to present in an informal gathering has contributed to the launch of innumerable professional careers. Chacmool conferences are unique for the prominent role of both undergraduate and graduate students in the conceptualization and organization of the events, and for the subsequent conference volumes also edited by students. We propose that the 2017 Chacmool conference combine both a retrospective on past conferences, as well as continuing the tradition of presenting state of the art research on current topics. A special panel will be proposed to look into the future in order to direct the course of innovations in the discipline. These and many other themes will be considered for what we hope will be the best Chacmool ever!"
Student poster competition for undergraduate and graduate students