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OAS Symposium 2023 – Preliminary Events, Workshops and Sessions

2023 OAS Symposium Preliminary Events, Workshops
and Sessions


Friday Evening Reception – Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre 

OAS Annual Business Meeting (Saturday) – Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre 

Saturday Evening OAS Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception – Southampton Town Hall

Sunday Afternoon Tours:

Out and About in Central Bruce: The Saugeen-Southampton-Port Elgin area persists as a hub of cultural activity from Main Lake Algonquin times onwards. A sampling of well-known archaeological sites (eg., Donaldson and Nodwell), locations of significant 19th century events on the Saugeen First Nation (including a spectacular view of the Saugeen River valley), and even a smattering of post-glacial shorelines will be visited. Guided vehicle tour (transportation not provided).

Anishinaabwe Endaat Gallery Tour: Guided Tour by Saugeen Ojibway Nation member of the Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre’s Anishnaabwe Endaat Gallery.

Aunt Annie’s Cottage: Guided tour by Historic Saugeen Métis member of local historical landmark Aunt Annie’s Cottage.


Indigenous Pottery
Susan Dermarkar

Introduction to Historic Ceramics
Katie Hull

Suzanne Needs-Howarth and Trevor Orchard

Soils and Sediments
Rob MacDonald

Paper Sessions

The Seven Generations and Two Worlds of Archaeology in Bruce County
Organized by Bill Fitzgerald and Holly Martelle

Archaeological and Indigenous Perspectives on Ancient Gathering Places
Organized by Peter Timmins and Jessica Susan Russell

The Tools of Tomorrow, Helping Understand Yesterday: Empowering Archaeological Research with Affordable Remote Sensing Tools
Organized by Isaac Bender

The Future of Ontario’s Past: Gathering to Consider Archaeology and Critical Heritage (Student Session)
Organized by Rob MacDonald and Katherine Patton

General Ontario Papers
Organizer: TBA

Poster Session - Various Topics