Tag: Archaeology


October at ASI!
01 Nov 2018

October at ASI!

Presenting a roundup of all the stories, photos and projects that got us excited this month! October found us presenting at conferences, getting into the Halloween spirit, and looking back at cannabis in the archaeological record for Legalization Day. We love getting into the Halloween spirit here at ASI! We took some spooky group photos at our Toronto and Burlington offices! What do you think...

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September at ASI
01 Oct 2018

September at ASI

Presenting a roundup of all the stories, photos and projects that got us excited this month! September found us opening up our office as part of Doors Open Burlington, which was a great experience! We had over a hundred people stop by and visit us in our new, expanded office. Our office display included historical maps, an artifact and skull guessing game, an active lab,...

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August at ASI
30 Aug 2018

August at ASI

Presenting a roundup of all the stories, photos and projects that got us excited this month. August has found us getting outside, having picnics, celebrating our dogs, and teaching some great kids about archaeology! This month we got on board the Ontario Parks #30x30challenge which invites everyone to spend 30 minutes outside for 30 days straight. In archaeology and cultural heritage fieldwork we often get the...

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July at ASI!
01 Aug 2018

July at ASI!

Presenting a monthly roundup of all the stories, photos and projects that got us excited this month. July has found us trying to escape the heat, answering questions through the Ask An Archaeologist hashtag, and learning about ancient bread!   Ask An Archaeologist is a new concept that grew out of the heritage community in the UK. The idea was simple, on July 18th people...

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“Featured” Employee: Jose Gutierrez
20 Jul 2018

“Featured” Employee: Jose Gutierrez

Meet Jose, Field Technician for our Mitigation Division! When Jose Gutierrez isn’t uncovering Toronto’s past as part of our historical crew, he’s passionately engaging in Peruvian archaeology. I was always into history but the Indiana Jones trilogy made me want to pursue something similar to what Indy did. I took whatever history or geography courses that were available in high school. I was finally able to...

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June at ASI!
03 Jul 2018

June at ASI!

Presenting a monthly roundup of all the stories, photos and projects that got us excited this month. Can you believe that the year is half over? June has found us celebrating good weather, hitting important work milestones, and National Indigenous Peoples Day!   Julia Herbst and Carolyn Kennedy from Texas A&M University have been studying the schooner we excavated from the former Toronto shoreline three...

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Your Back Will Thank You: Improving the Ergonomics of Fieldwork
01 May 2018

Your Back Will Thank You: Improving the Ergonomics of Fieldwork

Field archaeology is a very physical job that is hard on the body.  In particular, digging and screening can contribute to repetitive strain injuries in the back, legs and most often the wrists. We may never be able to keep our field archaeologists completely free from injury, but we can certainly make our work places as safe as possible! To that end, we hired an...

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What's the point?
11 Dec 2017

Our second annual Field Photo contest!

We have some very talented amateur photographers on staff who, through the nature of our industry, get a glimpse into a world not many people get to see. These photos show the range of work we do at ASI, whether it be a beautiful landscape, an urban alleyway, an exciting artifact, or the fun times we have out in the field. Last year Liz Matwey took...

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“Featured” Employee: Tom Lally
07 Sep 2017

“Featured” Employee: Tom Lally

Meet Tom, Field Technician for our Planning Division! When Tom Lally isn’t travelling throughout Southern Ontario as part of our survey crew, he is a one-person travel bureau for the great nation of Australia.   Gday blokes and sheilas, my name is Tom Lally (or just ‘The Aussie’) and I am a Field Tech on Rockin’ Robbie Bhardwaj’s awesome Survey Crew in Burlington. I became an archaeologist...

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Field Season Starts Today
01 May 2017

Field Season Starts Today

It’s our favourite time of the year! The ground is finally unfrozen and mostly dry, so Ontario’s archaeology season has officially begun. Unusually, we have had small crews out doing survey work in April because we had a such a warm spring. But as of May 1st we have a full retinue of crews, and the work begins in earnest! In our Burlington and Toronto offices...

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