Archaeology Conference Contributions

Johanna Kelly (ASI), Andrea Carnevale (ASI), Denise McGuire (Newcastle University)
Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) Conference 2014
A bottle embossed with ‘Sir J. Clarke’s Female Pills’ was found during the excavation of the original location of Toronto’s first hospital, which opened in 1829 and was in operation at the corner...
Zeeshan Abedin (ASI), Ron Williamson (ASI), Barbara Jeffrey (York Region) and Laura Atkins-Paul (York Region)
Canadian Archaeological Association Conference 2012
The Region of York is undertaking an Indigenous Engagement Program in conjunction with theirArchaeological Management Plan. The Program has involved a number of Indigenous communities (Anishnaabe, Iroquoian and Métis) who have an interest...
Katherine L. Hull and Andrew T. Riddle
Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology, 2018 Conference
Academic excavations are no longer the driving force behind archaeological research in North America. In the current economy, private cultural resource management firms (and also those based within academic institutions) complete most archaeological...
Eva MacDonald and David Robertson
Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology, 2018 Conference
In 1847, the Toronto General Hospital served as a temporary place of refuge for thousands of Irish typhus victims who arrived during the Great Famine migration. To the Irish that live in Toronto...
Zeeshan Abedin, Martin S. Cooper and Ronald F. Williamson
Canadian Archaeological Association Conference 2014
ASI has been involved in the Indigenous engagement process for numerous municipalities going through various stages of planning including the City of Regina, the District Municipality of Muskoka and the Regional Municipality of York....
Alexis Dunlop, M.Sc., Crystal Forrest, PhD, Dr. Ronald F. Williamson, Dr. Susan Pfeiffer, Dr. Olivier Dutour
Paleopathology Association's 36th Annual Metting, Chicago, 2009
This poster presents a case study of a man with advanced tertiary syphilis who was judicially hanged in the early  20th century and was encountered during a 2008 archaeological assessment by ASI at the Old...
Caitlin Coleman
Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium, 2017
As a large archaeological and cultural heritage consulting firm in Ontario, ASI has unique curatorial and collections issues that are distinct from those of government funded or non-profit enterprises. We work on the...
Greg Pugh (ASI)
Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium 2014
Hidden amongst a rural landscape rich in pre-contact archaeological sites, Edward Blacker and his sons operated a relatively short-lived, later 19th century brick works. Stage 4 archaeological salvage excavations of Blacker’s brickworks, located...
Robert I. MacDonald
Ontario Association for Impact Assessment Conference 2014
For the last decade, ASI has been involved in the impact assessment of Highway 407 East with respect to archaeological heritage. It is arguably the largest and most complex archaeological assessment and mitigation...
Martin Cooper
Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium, 2019
The metal assemblages of Iroquois du Nord villages in and around the north shore of Lake Ontario are examined to provide insight into the chronological, technological and cultural aspects of these short lived,...
Dr. Katherine Hull and Eva MacDonald, ASI
Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium
This paper presents a type series for lead-glazed coarse red earthenware (or redware), a common artifact recovered from nineteenth-century sites in southern Ontario. Indeed, domestic potters produced a myriad of vessel forms that...
Johanna Kelly, M.Sc., Crystal Forrest, PhD, and Alexis Dunlop, M.Sc.
Society for American Archaeology Conference, Hawaii, 2013
Legislative parameters governing bioarchaeological projects undertaken by cultural resource management (CRM) companies often dictate the type of analysis conducted. In situations where analysis cannot be executed in a laboratory setting due to policy...
Lisa Merritt, Rebecca Sciarra, and Robert MacDonald
Ontario Association of Impact Assessment Conference, 2017
The assessment of cultural heritage, including archaeological resources, built heritage, and cultural landscapes, provides an important historical perspective on past environments and human ecology. Heritage is also inherently predisposed to regional strategic EA...
Katherine L. Hull
Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) Conference 2019
In 1994, Charles Orser began a multi-year excavation program in County Roscommon, Ireland, that would help to legitimize the nascent field of post-medieval (modern-world) archaeology in the country. In a place rich with...
John Dunlop, BA Hons, Dan Kellogg, MSc, and Blake Williams, MLitt
Canadian Archaeological Association Conference 2012
Geophysical survey applications to cultural resource management (CRM) archaeology have been underused and underappreciated in most planning jurisdictions in Ontario. As a result, there has been little desire to incorporate geophysical applications into...
Anatolijs Venovcevs, Blake Williams, John Dunlop, and Daniel Kellogg (ASI)
Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium 2012
In 2011, as part of a film project for History Television commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812, ASI conducted an archaeological investigation at Fort York’s central parade ground to determine...
Andrea Carnevale (ASI), Ronald Williamson (ASI.), Martin Cooper (ASI) and Jennifer Birch (University of Georgia)
77th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Memphis 2012
57th Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference La Crosse, Wisconsin 2011
An iron tool was recovered from an excellent sealed context at the early sixteenth century ancestral Huron-Wendat Mantle site near Toronto. It is one of the earliest European artifacts to have been found...
Ronald F. Williamson and Robert von Bitter
Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium, 2019
The Seneca produced more decorated antler combs than any other Iroquoian-speaking group, an increase in their production coincident with the introduction of iron tools and the growth of their political and military strength...
David Robertson and Katherine L. Hull
Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium, 2019
Transience, or residential mobility, is the reality for many working-class and impoverished urban people. This was as much the case in the nineteenth century as it is today. Based on examinations of nineteenth-...
Katherine L. Hull and David Robertson
Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium, 2019
When excavating historical archaeological sites, we often view them through the lens of assumed permanence, or at least an extended and significant occupation. Our interpretations about the intersections of social realities with material...
Caitlin Coleman
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Conference 2019
In Ontario’s Cultural Resource Management industry, we are experiencing a profound change in how we communicate with the public. Where once we relied on newspapers, academic journals, and museums to disseminate our knowledge,...
Robert I. MacDonald, Ronald F. Williamson and Douglas Todd
Eastern States Archaeological Federation Conference 2008
Early Paleo-Indians at the Mount Albion West site in Hamilton, Ontario, situated on the brow of the Niagara Escarpment on top of a local outcrop of Lockport-Goat Island Formation chert, chose not to...
Andrew Riddle and Katherine L. Hull
Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) Conference 2019
Academic excavations are no longer the driving force behind archaeological research in North America. In the current economy, private cultural resource management firms (and also those based within academic institutions) complete most archaeological...
David Robertson
Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium, 2019
The settlement of Teiaiagon, located on the Humber River near the limit of upstream travel by canoe, existed for less than a generation between the early 1670s and  late 1680s. During this brief...
Robert I. MacDonald, Stephen M. Douglas (Ministry of Natural Resources), Paul F. Karrow (Department of Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo), and Albert J. VandenBygaart (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)
Canadian Archaeological Association Conference 2008
The Peace Bridge site (AfGr-9) is a very large multi-component site situated at the head of the Niagara River in the Town of Fort Erie, Ontario. On-going archaeological investigations have documented occupations from...
Andrea Carnevale (ASI.), Katherine Hull (ASI.), Suzanne Needs-Howarth (Zooarchaeological consultant), Eva MacDonald (ASI)
Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium 2006
This paper outlines the study process and analysis of a unique historic site documented in Markham Township. It was anticipated that the Stage 4 excavation of the Riddle site (AlGt-486), which was visible in the ploughzone...
Ronald F. Williamson and Peter Ramsden
Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Conference 2019
Ontario Iroquoian chronology has been largely based on observed or inferred changes in the frequency of rim sherd types or attributes through time. Such observations include the increasing development of collars, decreasing complexity...
Amy Fox, Department of Anthropology, University at Albany SUNY
University at Albany SUNY Graduate Student Research Session
Ceramic analysts assign types to vessels based on observations of exhibited attributes. Types can materialize in a variety of finite ways (see figure 1), and various types have temporal associations as well as...
Robert Pihl
Canadian Archaeological Association (CAA) Conference 2019
When the compilation volume The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to A.D. 1650 volume was published nearly 30 years ago, three distinct Middle Woodland complexes were discussed in detail, but the authors of that article (myself...
Ronald F. Williamson and Louis Lesage
Atlantiar Knekk Tepaw: A Basque-Mi’kmaw Cultural Exchange Symposium, 2018
It is becoming clear with the discovery of rare objects in traditional Wendake, both south and north, that long established trading routes from the St Lawrence Estuary to the lower Great Lakes are...