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2017-06-07

The Niagara Parks Commission has invited ASI’s managing partner Rob MacDonald to present a lecture marking the 30th anniversary of the excavation at Snake Hill, where the remains of 28 US soldiers who perished during the 1814 American siege were discovered. Now that many years have passed since... Read More Old Fort Erie Ontario Heritage Site

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2017-06-03

AS part of the 100 In A Day festival a new plaque is being unveiled by the City of London, with assistance from our Cultural Heritage Specialist Tara Jenkins in her capacity as a member of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage (LACH). This marker commemorates the rich history of Fire Hall No.... Read More Fire Hall Number 4 London Ontario Heritage Plaque Cultural Heritage Ontario

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2017-05-02

The Toronto Public Library is hosting a panel discussion on the current state of archaeology in the city on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7pm. With the widespread attention that the St. Lawrence Market and The Ward excavations, there is increasing public support for archaeology in our city. The topical qu... Read More Logo for Toronto Public Library panel discussion Toronto archaeology Ron Williamson

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2017-04-12

Senior Associate Martin Cooper invites anyone in the Kenora area to attend a public session on the upcoming Archaeological Assessment of Rushing River Provincial Park. Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Marty will make a presentation on the upcoming work, and then o... Read More Senior Associate Martin Cooper invites you to a public session on the Archaeological Assessment of Rushing River Provincial Park

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2017-02-11

Heritage Toronto and the City of Toronto Historic Sites are collaborating on a Public Archaeology Symposium inspired by the exciting finds being currently uncovered at the Saint Lawrence Market. Covering many of the new advancements in Toronto archaeology, as well as delving into the nuts and bolts... Read More HTSymp

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2017-01-08

As part of the Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) taking place this January in Toronto, ASI's Ron Williamson and University of Toronto's Michael Chazan have organised a public session on "The Archaeology of Toronto". T... Read More aiaseal

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2016-11-05

On Saturday November 5th several of our senior staff will be reflecting on one of the most important academic syntheses that has come out of Ontario archaeology. Nicknamed the Green Bible, “The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to A.D. 1650” is an anthology that was created by the London Chapter o... Read More green-bible-composite-2

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2016-10-15

The Museum of Ontario Archaeology has invited ASI’s Geomatics specialist Jonas Fernandez and our founder Ron Williamson to present a lecture on London's Archaeological Master Plan. They will discuss the modern ways in which municipalities are managing their cultural heritage resources and how the... Read More international-archaeology-day

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2016-09-17

The Richmond Hill Public Library has invited ASI's founding partner Ron Williamson to present a lecture on one of his favourite archaeological sites. He will be speaking about his experiences overseeing the investigation of a 15th Century Huron-Wendat burial site discovered on Teston Road, City of ... Read More The Teston Road Ossuary

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2016-02-18

The Markham Museum has invited ASI Senior Archaeologist, David Robertson, to speak about urban archaeology for The Friends of Markham Musem Lecture Series. The event will take place at 7 pm on Thursday, February 18, 2016 in the Transportation Hall of the museum. Tickets are $30 each, including l... Read More davidrobertson

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2015-10-13

ASI has been invited to be a feature at the Mayor's Reception prior to the Heritage Toronto awards happening this upcoming Tuesday, October 13th at Koerner Hall. ASI, and our friends at Ellis Don, will be there to showcase the Queen's Wharf schooner discovery, including a state-of-the-art LiDAR cap... Read More Heritage Awards ASI Table(800x450)

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2015-09-26

ASI Cultural Heritage division manager, Annie Veilleux, has been asked to give a talk for the event The Toronto Carrying Place: A Shared Legacy. The special one-day event is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th, from 9 am - 3 pm, at the Old Mill Inn & Spa. A number of academics, authors, and l... Read More CarryingPlace

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2015-06-14

Explore Toronto’s heritage – from the comfort of a bus!  Ride a chartered bus with archaeologist Dr. Ronald F. Williamson and discover Toronto’s rich Aboriginal history through visits to some of our city’s most significant pre-contact sites and past archaeological digs. Take this rare... Read More IMG_1357

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2015-02-25

Dr. Ron Williamson from ASI will be speaking for the AIA Toronto Society's Winter Lecture Series: The first European settlement of Toronto was simply a continuation of patterns that had been in place for thousands of years. The Aboriginal occupants of the encampments and semi-permanent villages ... Read More AIA Lecture - Packed House

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2014-11-25

On Tuesday, November 25th at 7:30 pm, Dr. Ron Williamson from Archaeological Services Inc. will be speaking at the War Museum in Ottawa about the Snake Hill Cemetery project in Fort Erie, Ontario that involved the discovery, exhumation, and repatriation of 28 American soldiers from the War of 1812. ... Read More Snake Hill War Museum

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2014-09-13

On Friday, September 13, 2013, ASI joined representatives from the University of Toronto, the Ontario Heritage Trust and other regional centres of learning for an all-day discussion at the Hart House at the University of Toronto regarding past, present and future repatriation issues, including rebur... Read More DSC_0369

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2014-07-26

[caption id="attachment_6273" align="alignright" width="250"] A group shot with TRCA, ASI and Ooch on site![/caption] We invited campers from Camp Oochigeas to come out for a day and learn about archaeology with Toronto Region Conservation Authority's archaeologists and ASI. Serving over a tho... Read More IMG_2513

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2014-05-27

On Tuesday, May 27, 2014, the Ontario Archaeological Society, in partnership with ASI, hosted a book launch reception for Charles Garrad's newest publication Petun to Wyandot: The Ontario Petun from the Sixteenth Century at UofT's Massey College. Over 100 OAS members and friends showed up to celebra... Read More IMG_1015 - Copy

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2014-04-02

On Wednesday, April 2, Heritage Toronto hosted a panel event aimed at discussing the latest archaeological insights into the lives of Indigenous people in Southern Ontario prior to contact with Europeans. The public gathered at the Toronto Reference Library to hear the editors and some of the contri... Read More IMG_0491

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2014-01-26

Dr. Ron Williamson was asked to speak for the Royal Canadian Institute's Winter Lecture Series and over 200 people showed up to hear about 12,000 years of Toronto's history. A great turnout for a cold and snowy Sunday! Thank you to the RCI for the opportunity to speak to their interested members ... Read More 1557239_568367259924999_2023928941_o

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2013-07-15

Heritage Toronto, The City of Toronto, Cycle Toronto, BIXI Toronto and ASI came together on Saturday June 15th to honour the Huron-Wendat's ancestral presence in the region of Toronto by unveiling a series of plaques dedicated to sharing that presence. The plaques are found along the "Huron-Wendat T... Read More IMG_7230

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2013-07-04

On Thursday July 4th 2013, campers from Camp Oochigeas came to site to hang out with us and learn how to dig! Camp Ooch is a camp organization for children living with cancer and ASI has had the privilege of working with them closely over the years. We had a great time and we hope we inspired som... Read More IMG_7453

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2013-05-25

ASI opened its doors for the City of Toronto's annual Doors Open weekend on May 25 & 26, 2013. We had hundreds of visitors over the two days and great questions for our staff about Ontario archaeology. ASI invited visitors to learn about the famous Mantle Site, which is a Huron-Wendat village... Read More IMG_6674

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2013-05-12

Many of our staff members at ASI signed up to run the Sporting Life 10K in support of Camp Oochigeas on Sunday, May 12th. We raised over $5,310 for Camp Oooch, which is an organization that is very close to our hearts. To learn more about what they do (and to see a great video about their program... Read More IMG_1569

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2013-02-11

Please join us for the launch of the newly published "Mantle Site: An Archaeological History of an Ancestral Wendat Community", written by Dr. Jennifer Birch and Dr. Ron Williamson. Dr. Williamson will lecture about the famous Mantle Site - an almost completely excavated, early sixteenth-century, an... Read More 0759121001

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2012-11-26

A few pictures from Dr. Ron Williamson's lecture on the Mantle Site for the University of Toronto's Senior Alumni Canadian Perspectives Lecture Series (Fall 2012). The series of lectures by University of Toronto faculty showcase leading and engaging speakers from the community, business, media, ... Read More 704171_368110726617321_1600006741_o

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