Fonds F0193 - Archaeology Association fonds.

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Archaeology Association fonds.


  • 1970-1992 (Creation)

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1 m of textual records. -- 26 prints, 26 posters, col.

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The Archaeological Association of the University of Calgary is an intermediary between students of archaeology, the Department of Archaeology, the University and the entire discipline. The Association's intermediary role is embodied in its name, Chacmool, which is taken from a Mayan reclining figure. The CHACMOOL is often interpreted as a god or spirit who played an intermediary role between priest and god. CHACMOOL was founded in 1968 and continues to provide opportunities, assistance and social events each year for all members. CHACMOOL publishes and sells the proceedings of the annual CHACMOOL conference, an international archaeology conference that attracts many well-known scholars. The executive for 1995/1996 is: Jennifer Carrol, President; Sarah Bleach, Vice President; Sharon Fortney, Treasurer; and Curtis Martin, Social Co-ordinator.

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Fonds consists of programs and abstracts, proceedings and papers of various Chacmool symposiums and conferences (1978 - 10th Conference, 1981-1989 - 12th-20th Conferences, 1992); the CHACMOOL Field Cookbook (no date); copies of the Calgary Archaeologist, the newsletter of the Department of Archaeology (1973-1979); posters advertising CHACMOOL conferences (1970-1992).

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Administrative records are restricted for a period of 15 years as authorized under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

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See also Students' Union fonds (UARC 91.008, Box 5) for records of the CHACMOOL Club.

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The 1978 Conference Proceedings is bound backwards. One of the 1972 CHACMOOL Conference posters is mutilated.

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