"Reading Layers: The Science of Stratigraphy and Floods in Alberta"
Time: 12:05 - 12:55 pm
Date: Friday, November 4, 2016
Location: University of Alberta Museums Galleries at Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Ave) - Idea Lounge
*Please Note: This event's capacity is 60 people
The University of Alberta Museums is proud to present "Reading Layers: The Science of Stratigraphy and Floods in Alberta", a lunch-hour lecture given by Robin Woywitka, a Cultural Land Use Analyst with Alberta's Archaeological Survey. This lecture is in connection with the exhibition Floods, Blood, and Bitumen of the Heritage Art Series. It will describe the massive Clearwater Flood that occurred between 13,000 and 11,000 years ago in northeast Alberta and its impact on pre-contact and modern people. The flood uncovered raw materials for ancient stone tool making and it exposed bitumen that would eventually lead to the development of Alberta's modern energy sector. This lecture will also describe how archaeologists rely on geological information about landscape changes to interpret the past.
About the Speaker:
Robin Woywitka is a Cultural Land Use Analyst at Alberta's Archaeological Survey with 17 years of experience in consulting, academic, and government archaeology. He is pursuing a PhD in Earth Sciences at the University of Alberta that examines the geoarchaeology of the oil sands region in Alberta.