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OAS Symposium 2022 – Workshops, Tours, Social Events, and Other Information

Workshops, Tours, Social Events, and Other Information

Hotels Options (no specific OAS rates):

Visitors Inn: https://visitorsinn.com/contact-us/

Sheraton Hamilton Hotel: https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/yhmsi-sheraton-hamilton-hotel/overview/


All workshops are on-line and links will be shared with conference registrants shortly before the event.
Wednesday, October 26 @ 7:30 pm  Cancelled
Thursday, October 27 @ 7:30 pm  Andrea Williams is joined by a panel of experts to discuss the Ministry’s oversight of Marine Archaeology.

Social Events

Friday, October 28 @ 6:00-10:00 pm – Opening Ceremony and Evening Reception – McMaster Innovation Park, Hamilton
Join the OAS for the first provincial social event in three years. Listen to live music, tour Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, and stay for dancing or catch-up with old friends when the playlist takes over later in the evening. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Cash bar available. Free for in-person full symposium registrants.
Saturday, October 29 @ 7:30-10:00 pm – Awards Ceremony and Evening Reception – Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington
The in-person OAS Awards Ceremony. The party continues after the ceremony with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Free for in-person full symposium registrants and award winners.


All tours take place Sunday, October 30 between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. If you need help booking a tour, contact Scott Martin at sustarc@mcmaster.ca.

Dundurn Castle ($10)

Come visit Hamilton’s heritage gem, Dundurn Castle. An expert guide will take you upstairs and downstairs in this Victorian mansion and then walk you through the grounds touching on what we have learned from the many archaeological digs on the property. The tour will start at 2 pm and run until 4, rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes. Register for this tour in your symposium registration.

Princess Point/South Shore Tour (Free)

Join David Smith, David Galbraith and Scott Martin at Princess Point Parking Lot at 2pm.  Depending on numbers, parking fees are intended to be covered.  The archaeology of Princess Point and Cootes Paradise and the Princess Point Complex will be discussed and other sites may visited on foot. Contact contact Scott Martin at sustarc@mcmaster.ca to book your spot.

Woodland Cultural Centre (Free)

The permanent museum of the Woodland Cultural Centre shares the archaeology and history of this area of Southern Ontario as seen through the cultural lens of Indigenous people who occupied the land.  From approximately 600 years ago, through to contemporary times, the Woodland Cultural Centre museum tells a Neutral and Haudenosaunee story of this area.  Guided by cultural teachings mixed with historic accounts, a tour of the museum provides visitors with a unique insight into land stewardship, political hegemony, and social survival. Register for this tour in your symposium registration.

Sustainable Archaeology McMaster (Free)

Take a guided tour of Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, an archaeological collections repository and research lab, located on the Lower Level (B22) of the Atrium Building at McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton. Contact contact Scott Martin at sustarc@mcmaster.ca to book your spot.