Join the Curator and Assistant Collections Curator of Archaeology from the Royal Alberta Museum to learn about the hidden side of the RAM and how they tell stories.
This session is part of Learn Downtown, a City of Learners speaker series offering bite-size learning opportunities downtown. Complimentary lunch will be provided in support by The Downtown Vibrancy Strategy.
Did you know that the RAM has the largest collection of archaeological artifacts in Western Canada? It's their job to interpret more than 12,000 years of history through the belongings that people left behind over hundreds of generations. Join us to learn about the diversity of Alberta’s archaeological sites and hear stories about some of the fascinating artifacts not on display in our public galleries. Don’t forget to bring your burning questions about archaeology!
Kyle Forsythe is Curator of Archaeology at the Royal Alberta Museum. He became hooked on archaeology as an undergraduate, and since then has done research on sites and artifacts from around Western Canada, the Great Lakes, the Canadian Arctic, and Central Mexico. He is broadly interested in the not-so-obvious stories that objects can tell through deep engagement.
Karen Giering is Assistant Collections Curator of Archaeology at the RAM where she manages the archaeological artifact collection. She has worked on archaeological projects in Alberta, the US, Greece and Cyprus. Karen’s research and publication interests include stone and bone tools, ceramics, rock art, and ancient plant foods.