Chacmool conferences have pushed the boundaries of archaeological method and theory, bringing together renowned international experts in an intimate conference setting with students and emerging scholars. The progressive themes of the conference have helped define the directions taken by the discipline as a whole, while the opportunities to present in an informal gathering has contributed to the launch of innumerable professional careers. Chacmool conferences are unique for the prominent role of both undergraduate and graduate students in the conceptualization and organization of the events, and for the subsequent conference volumes also edited by students.

Recent Submissions

  • Trading Spaces: The Archaeology of Interaction, Migration, and Exchange 

    Patton, Margaret; Manion, Jessica (Chacmool Archaeology Association, https://antharky.ucalgary.ca/chacmool2017/, Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary, 2017-11-03)
    The 46th Annual Chacmool Archaeology Conference, “Trading Spaces: The Archaeology of Interaction, Migration, and Exchange” focused on the exchange of goods and ideas between people, contributing to the development of new ...
  • War & Peace: Conflict and Resolution in Archaeology 

    Benfer, Adam K. (Chacmool Archaeology Association, Faculty of Arts, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary, 2017-11-02)
    The 45th annual Chacmool Archaeology Conference, "War and Peace: Conflict and Resolution in Archaeology," continued the tradition of discussing problems and new innovations in the field of archaeology at the University of ...
  • Shallow Pasts, Endless Horizons: Sustainability & Archaeology 

    Favreau, Julien; Patalano, Robert (Chacmool Archaeological Association, Arts, Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary, 2017-02-16)
    The 48th Annual Chacmool Conference explored the concept of sustainability from an archaeological perspective. Sustainability can be broadly defined as the way in which people or communities remain diverse, yet productive ...