Tag: Archaeology


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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