Published on : Friday, January 10, 2014
The 47th Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology opened January 8 at the Québec City Convention Centre. More than 1,000 attendees from 40 countries, mainly the United States and Canada, will attend the conference organized by the Society for Historical Archaeology, a Washington-based international organization.
The event is held in Québec City, known worldwide for its rich archaeological heritage, thanks to Mr. William Moss. Mr. Moss, a Québec native, is not only the City’s main archeologist but also a member of the organizing committee. In 2010, Mr. Moss led the project and used his influence to bring the event to Québec City.
Mr. Moss was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Université Laval for his remarkable work in the field of archeology. The ceremony took place on January 8th during the opening of the conference.
Free activities open to all Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The event includes activities for the general public on Saturday, January 11, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Those interested in archeology are invited to take this opportunity to learn more on the subject as well as on the history of Québec and its surroundings, observe or manipulate artifacts, discover technological innovations and meet archaeologists and historians.