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Archeologist covers the field at library talk

November 4, 2015 9:26 A.M.
Indigenous artifacts on show at Secwepemc Museum. (Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park)

TNRD Library System hosts an interactive presentation about Tk’emlúps archeology led by Carryl Armstrong of Secwepemc Museum and Heritage Park. 

The event takes place at the Kamloops Library on  Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.

Armstrong studied archeology at SFU and worked as an archeologist with the Neskonlith Indian Band for 10 years and with Tk’emlups te Secwepemc for four years before returning to the museum.

Her presentation will cover the cultural resource management process in British Columbia and the Heritage Conservation Act; an overview of major sites in the Kamloops-South Thompson area, including early archeological excavations in Kamloops; information on how the museum preserves these collections for future generations; and an explanation of the transitions in technology of the Secwepemc people, particularly in hunting. 

Armstrong will also talk about First Nations in archeology as well as her own experiences in the field. Artifacts will be available to view.

The event is free, but registration is recommended. To reserve a seat contact the library at 250-372-5145.


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