For International Archaeology Day the staff at MOA wanted to share how we became hooked on archaeology. We would love to hear how you got hooked on archaeology too, so please leave us your story in the comment section below!
Joan, Executive Director
Some of my earliest memories as a child are the many family visits we took to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and the RCMP Museum. I can still clearly visualize many of the exhibits that fascinated me as I imagined what life must have been like so many years ago. My interest in people and cultures led me to Anthropology in university, but it was my first field course in archaeology that set me on my career path. We were excavating a bison pound site and the experience of uncovering the bone bed and tools needed to hunt these massive animals and survive on the prairies was exciting. Read more