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Ontario Archaeological Society Statement on Bill 23 – The Proposed More Homes Built Faster Act

The Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS) recognizes that Ontario faces significant housing challenges. Availability and affordability of safe housing supply is a critical component of the ongoing vitality and versatility of all Ontario communities. Careful and thoughtful legislation may help alleviate the current challenges.   With this in mind, the OAS expresses significant concern that the…
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Jonathan Micon – OAS Project Summary – Valerie Sonstenes Award

Jonathan Micon – OAS Project Summary – Valerie Sonstenes Award            This past May I was graciously funded by the Ontario Archaeological Society’s Valerie Sonstenes Award to support my dissertation research on fifteenth and sixteenth century Iroquoian-speaking populations in Grenville County in southeastern Ontario. These groups were located in a geopolitical borderland between…
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Proposed Revisions to the Provincial Policy Statement (2014)

Proposed Revisions to the Provincial Policy Statement (2014) By Abbey Flower The Ontario Archaeological Society has been called on to provide comment on proposed changes to the Provincial Policy Statement (PPS). For those who may be unfamiliar with the PPS, this is an important document issued under the Planning Act R.S.O 1990 by the Ministry…
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Connections and Pathways Profile: Caitlin Coleman

Welcome to the installment of our Connections and Pathways blog series. This time we’re interviewing Caitlin Coleman, an Ontario archaeologist  who works at ASI Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Services in Toronto! If you’d be willing to be interviewed for a future post, please contact Megan Anne Conger at megan.conger25@uga.edu. We’d love to hear from you!…
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Connections and Pathways Profile: Lisa Small

After a bit of a hiatus, we have the second installment of our Connections and Pathways blog series! Our guest this time is Lisa Small, a graduate student at York University! 1- First, thank you so much for participating in this! Please tell us your name, who you are, and how you’re involved in Ontario…
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Connections and Pathways Profile: Jonathan Micon

This is the first in a series of blog posts we’re running in the lead-up to this year’s Ontario Archaeological Symposium. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Connections and Pathways through the Past”. We’re going to be asking OAS members from all walks of life some questions around that theme to showcase the pathways…
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POAS Treasurer Harry Johnson Passes Away

I am sorry to report that our chapter’s founding Treasurer and good friend Harry Johnson has passed away after an extended illness. Always known for his enthusiasm and good cheer, he will be missed. Our condolences go out to his wife, Carol, and his extended family. Details follow… JOHNSON, HarryUxbridge Chapel Peacefully at home with…
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OAS Petun Research Institute Reorganization Project: Final Blog

As the work for the project winds down for the summer, the time has come for another blog post. This summer has been a very productive time for us and we were able to make a great start with the collection. Personally, this has been a very rewarding project to be involved in. Being exposed…
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Sneak peek at a spectacular piece from the Charles Garrad Collection

From the Charles Garrad collection, which is currently being organized and examined by OAS summer student Katie Anderson. Other pieces from Charles’ collection will soon be up on the OAS website, so stay tuned!  This beautiful example of a human effigy pipe comes from the Connor-Rolling site, a contact era Tionontate (Petun) village from the‪ Collingwood‬ area. These…
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The Toronto Chapter hosts a fun social at the Ashbridge Estate

The Toronto Chapter hosted a wonderful barbeque for their members and the executive board of the OAS. It was held on July 19th at the OAS head office, located at the Ashbridge Estate. Forecasts warned those who were outside that the day would be extremely hot, with temperatures reaching a high of 30 degrees Celsius.…
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