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Guides, Publications and Research


Archaeological Burial Management Policy
The ministry provides for the efficient and respectful handling of exposed human skeletal material not found in a recognized cemetery or otherwise identified.

Avocational Archaeology Field Manual
A manual for those not professionally trained but have an interested in recording the past using conventional archaeological methods.

Conserving Your Historic Places
A guide for communities that provides an overview of the heritage conservation process in Saskatchewan.

Conserving Historic Places - A Guide for Local Governments
Information and advice intended to help local governments build effective heritage programs.

Developing Your Heritage Inventory
A guide to assist communities in creating inventories of their local histories.

Municipal Heritage Property Designation
A guide that outlines the steps involved in municipal designation, answering questions and offering suggestions.

Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada
Provides recommended and not-recommended practices for preserving, rehabilitating or restoring heritage properties.

Archaeological Heritage - Sites of Special Nature
"Sites of Special Nature" are defined in The Heritage Property Act as petroglyphs, rock paintings, pictograph (rock carvings), medicine wheels, boulder effigies, human skeletal material, and burial places, mounds and objects.


Grave Sites of Saskatchewan Premiers
A commemorative look at the graves sites of Saskatchewan's first nine Premiers.

Heritage Benefits Fact Sheet - Historic Places are Valuable Community Assets
The social, economic and environmental benefits of conserving and engaging with historic places.

Historic Buildings: Modern Uses
A look at different historic buildings in Saskatchewan showing the economic, environmental, and social benefits of rehabilitating historic sites for modern uses.

Petite Ville: A Métis Wintering Village
Informational and educational publication about a Métis village from the 1870s that was excavated and designated a Provincial Heritage Property.

Provincial Heritage Property: Preserving Our Sense of Place
Profiles of properties that have received designation as a Provincial Heritage Property.

Research and Reports

Architectural Heritage of Storey and Van Egmond - Report and inventory of the buildings designed by the prolific Saskatchewan architectural firm of Storey and Van Egmond.

Survey of Historic Places in Saskatchewan Municipalities - Results of surveys completed about every five years regarding the heritage activities, priorities and challenges in Saskatchewan municipalities.

Surveys of Saskatchewan Residents on Heritage - Results of surveys regarding public perceptions of heritage and heritage conservation activity in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Hospital, North Battleford - Report outlining the history of the psychiatric institution.

Saskatchewan Road and Railway Bridges to 1950 - Inventory and historical overview of pre-1950 bridges in Saskatchewan.

Stone Circle Final Report 1995 - Summary of the 1993 Saskatchewan Association of Professional Archaeologists conference held in Regina concerning the treatment of stone circle sites within the province.

Valley View Centre, Moose Jaw - Research report - Report outlining the history of the Saskatchewan Training School.

Women's Organizations in Saskatchewan - Examines the activities of a number of women's organizations in Saskatchewan including the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, YWCA, Homemakers' Clubs, and The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire.

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