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Field Trip: Viking Burial and Viking Ribstones

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Meet at the Wal-mart before going by bus to Viking

775 Tamarack Way NW

Edmonton, AB T6H 1H9

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Join us September 9th, 2017 for a public archaeology day east of Edmonton. The first stop is the Viking re-burial location, and the second stop is the Viking Ribstones. Caroline Hudecek-Cuffe, Aaron Wilson, and Wendy Unfreed will be leading the Viking tours. This will be a great opportunity if you missed their talk on the Viking Burial back in January.

The recent excavation and re-interment of an historic burial in the Viking area was a collaborative undertaking involving the Historic Resources Management Branch of Alberta Culture and Tourism, representatives from the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations and Treaty 7 Management Corporation, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the RCMP, and landowners Brian and Dolores Rozmahel. The tour to the Viking re-burial location will provide details about this cooperative project and how throughout the excavation and reburial process, guidance on cultural protocol and ceremonies was sought from representative Elders and Treaty organizations. The results of the excavation and interpretations arising from analysis of the skeletal remains and associated cultural material, all in an attempt to place the burial within an historic context will be provided.

We will also stop by the Viking Ribstones after to learn about these rare petroglyphs and the importance of bison to First Nations.

Bring a lunch, good footwear, and weather appropriate clothes. Snacks, and drinks will be included.

We will be meeting at 8:00am on Saturday September 9th at the southeast Wal-Mart parking lot (775 Tamarack Way NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 1H9) . Look for the bus!

Must be a current SAS member to participate.

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Meet at the Wal-mart before going by bus to Viking

775 Tamarack Way NW

Edmonton, AB T6H 1H9

Canada

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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