A note from the Humboldt and District Gallery that the presentation "Stories in Stone: What We Learn From Arrowheads" has been postponed from tonight to Tuesday, April 25 at 7:00 pm at the Humboldt and District Gallery.
Enjoy the previously published story, and remember the new date - next Tuesday.
European settlers have been finding arrowheads, shaped projectile fashioned of stone by Indigenous people, since settlers first arrived on the new land. The varying design and craftsmanship has always held fascination as a way of glimpsing the land’s past. Now, the Original Humboldt Committee and the Humboldt Department of Cultural Services join forces to widen that view with some special activities.
To help archaeologists identify projectiles, the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society has recently published a field guide called Points of View: A Guide on Saskatchewan Projectile Points with Indigenous Perspectives. This is the first book about Saskatchewan arrowheads that blend Indigenous ways of knowing with archaeology’s understanding of projectile points.
As the Original Humboldt committee and the Department of Cultural Services prepares for their Archaeological Field Schools at Original Humboldt in June, they are excited to present a talk about projectile points by guests Gabriel Lamarche, a Masters student in archaeology at the University of Saskatchewan, and Tomasin Playford, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society. The talk will take place on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 pm (reminder - new date) at the Gallery.
This fascinating conversation is also part of the City’s ongoing partnership with Heritage Saskatchewan, Relationship Building and Reconciliation through Living Heritage. Everyone is welcome to attend.