Our fourth annual Field Photo contest!

It’s that time of year again when we admire all of the amazing photographers we have on staff! We hope you enjoy this little glimpse into the world of archaeologists and cultural heritage workers. These photos show the range of field experiences at ASI, whether encountering a natural landscape, a unique building, an exciting artifact, […]

Halloween Screen Decorating Contest!

It’s a spooky time of year, and we decided to have a little Halloween fun! We challenged our crews to decorate their screens, and they were all so creative! Scroll down to look at all their entries, and vote for your favourite below. Allanah Macdonald‘s crew showed their love of gaming with their submission! Raquel […]

“Featured” Employee: Lisa Merritt

Lisa Merritt Partner and Director of Environmental Assessments

Meet Lisa Merritt, Partner and Director of our Environmental Assessment Division! Lisa has turned her passion for exploring the outdoors into a  successful and varied career in Ontario archaeology. She has been a practicing archaeologist since 1996, started her own consulting company in 2003, joined ASI in 2008, and became a part of our new Partnership […]

January at ASI!

Presenting a roundup of all the stories, photos and projects that got us excited this month! We had a busy start to the year! January found us putting out the call for field technicians for this spring, seeing our research hit mainstream publications, and participating in a fun photo challenge!   Carbonized seeds that we […]

“Featured” Employee: Jessica Lytle

Project Manager Jessica Lytle finishing a deep unit

Meet Jessica Lytle, Associate Archaeologist and Project Manager in our Environmental Assessment Division!   Jes has a passion for paleobotanical analysis, as evidenced by her recent work helping to identify 3,000 year old quinoa seeds in Ontario. It was early 2008. I was halfway through my undergrad degree and taking a few archaeology courses, and the […]

Our third annual Field Photo contest!

We are always amazed at how many talented photographers we have on staff! I hope you enjoy these photos that offer a little glimpse into the world of archaeologists and cultural heritage workers. These photos show the range of work we do at ASI, whether it is a beautiful nature shot, a city scene, an […]

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 […]

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 […]

Historical Recipe Project: Raspberry Shrub

As part of our historical recipe project, our Assistant Manager of Communications Caitlin Coleman brought in raspberry shrub, a fruit and vinegar syrup that is used to make refreshing beverages! Since we were sampling this recipe before a long weekend, we decided to try our hand at cocktails, and used the raspberry shrub to make some simple gin […]

Historical Recipe Project: Dolly Varden Cake

Dolly Varden Cake Historical Recipe Project cultural heritage Caitlin Coleman

As part of our historical recipe project, our Assistant Manager of Communications Caitlin Coleman brought in Dolly Varden cake! This cake is named after a Charles Dickens character who became a popular craze in the mid nineteenth century [line] Dolly Varden is a Charles Dickens character from his historical novel, Barnaby Rudge, which was set during eighteenth century anti-Catholic […]