Oldies but Goodies: The Use of CRM Legacy Collections for Academic Research

Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium, 2020
Alexis Dunlop

ASI (Archaeological Services Inc.) has been a cultural resource management firm working in Ontario since 1980. Over the past 40 years we have excavated, catalogued, and curated a wealth of legacy collections, many of which have been used for research by the academic community. This presentation will highlight the academic work of various scholars who have used ASI’s collections, either whole sites or specific components, for their research and contrast it with the initial grey literature interpretations. It will also highlight the challenges of connecting researchers with collections, and present ideas on how to make them more accessible and how to best future-proof sites for research.