What is the AMA?

The Association of Manitoba Archaeologists (AMA) would like to welcome old and new members to become active in the protection, promotion and stewardship of heritage resources in Manitoba.


Membership in the AMA is open to those with a professional attitude toward Archaeology. Our current membership includes professionals within the Cultural Resource Management (CRM) field, academic and research professionals, students and interested persons from all walks of life.

The AMA aims to:

·       promote the protection of archaeological resources

·       actively seek, support, and improve policies and laws at all levels of government which involve cultural heritage and archaeological materials

·       create and help maintain a standard for professional conduct when dealing with cultural heritage and archaeological materials


To learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our About the AMA page or learn more about the AMA executive.

To stay on top of current issues affecting archaeological heritage in Manitoba and surrounding areas, visit our News page (under construction), and make sure to follow the AMA on Facebook or Twitter. (links to come)

To join the AMA, check out the information available on our Joining the AMA page, or contact us for additional information via info@manitobaarch.ca

The Association of Manitoba Archaeologists acknowledges that all of Manitoba is the original lands of the Dene, Inuit, Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and the Nakota, and is the homeland of the Metis people. We acknowledge the treaties that were made on and about these lands. We are aware of and acknowledge the mistakes and grievous harms of the past.

We hope to ensure to all concerned that we, as archaeologists, perform our duties with due care and attention to the histories of the peoples of Manitoba. We hope to work with First Nations communities and individuals during the field work and research that we conduct with open ears in the spirit of reconciliation.

Traditional Lands and Rights

Discover more about Traditional Lands and Rights in Manitoba here

Heritage Act

Learn about Manitoba’s Heritage Resources Act and what you can do to help protect this valuable resource.

What Are We Doing

Click here for all the updates on upcoming events and what we have been up doing.

Recent Articles


We are currently working on putting together more content.  Check back regularly for more news, updates, and interesting articles.

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Interim President
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Mark Paxton-MacRae

Interim President

Garth Sutton

Interim Vice President

Dr. Sara Halwas

Interim Secretary/Treasurer