NWAC 2008


NWAC 2008 Program.pdf


Proposed Sessions 

Student Paper Competition

Call for Sessions and Workshops 

Call for Papers and Posters

Hotel and Travel Information


Gala Banquet 

Mungo Martin House


Beacon Hill Park 


Bastion Square



Lower Johnson Street


Fan Tan Alley

Northwest Anthropological Conference
Victoria, BC
23th-26th April, 2008
NWAC 2008 Overview

The 2008 Northwest Anthropological Conference will be held at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Victoria, British Columbia. Sessions, posters, and workshops will be held in the conference facilities at the hotel. A reception will be held on the Thursday night of the conference in the galleries of the Royal British Columbia Museum. The conference will end with a banquet in the Pacific Ballroom at the Marriott Hotel. 

NWAC includes anthropological research in northwestern North America, and the research of Pacific Northwest anthropologists working elsewhere in the world. A centrepiece of this year’s conference will be a special symposium based on the findings of researchers investigating Kwäday Dan Ts’ìnchi, the remains of a man preserved by glacial ice in northwestern British Columbia.  Other session have been proposed and can be viewed in the list of proposed sessions. 

At the Gala Banquet the Keynote Speaker will Dr. Keith Thor Carlson speaking on the Sasquatch.


Topics for the conference fall under the following general themes:

1. Cultural anthropology in the northwest
2. Archaeology in the northwest
3. Physical/biological anthropology
4. Indigenous anthropology
5. Indigenous archaeology
6. Cultural anthropology in other areas
7. Archaeology in other areas
8. Cultural resource management
9. Other(s)

Contact Information

General questions: nwac.2008@gmail.com

General conference planning: Mark Ebert (m.ebert@usask.ca), Duncan McLaren (dsmclaren@gmail.com), Lesley Nichols (lanlubber@shaw.ca), and Quentin Mackie (qxm@uvic.ca)

Session, paper, and posters: Mark Ebert (nwac.2008@gmail.com)

Finances: Lesley Nicholls (lanlubber@shaw.ca)

Registration: Brendan Gray (brendang@uvic.ca)

Student Paper Competition: Duncan McLaren (dsmclaren@gmail.com)

Volunteer Coordinator: Jenny Storey (jennystorey@hotmail.com)

Facilitation and Fundraising: Bjorn Simonsen (bjorno@shaw.ca), D'Ann Owens (muxin69@hotmail.com), and Martina Steffen (MSteffen@royalbcmuseum.bc.ca).

Registration costs
Regular: $85.00 Canadian.
Student: $40.00 Canadian (student ID required when signing in).

Banquet: $52.00 Canadian.

Financial Support:



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