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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inspired by Yayoi Kusama: A Roundup of Polka Dot Artifacts

Yayoi Kusama inspired collection of polka dot archaeology artifacts. Close-up of red transferprint motif on ceramic.

Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror exhibit has taken Toronto by storm, with long lines forming every morning in the hopes of getting into explore her unique, interactive installations. Now 89, Kusama is an artist well worth celebrating. She has been producing intense, semi-abstract artwork that feature circles and dots since she was a child. Known as […]

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 […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

In honour of the Thanksgiving Weekend, we wanted to show you what ASI staff are thankful for. So put on your stretchy pants, dig into your turkey and enjoy!                                                     […]