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2019 Meetings:
April 17, 2019
May 15, 2019

7:30 PM

Room 246, Second Floor Board Room
Anthropology Building,
19 Russell St.,
University of Toronto campus

Carole Stimmell

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Richard Gerrard, Historian, Museum and Heritage Services, City of Toronto

Opening the Repository: Stories about the City's Archaeological Collections

Archaeological collections are nothing more than a financial burden to the holding repository if they are not made accessible to the public. The City of Toronto's museums have been accumulating specimens and collecions since the mid-20th century. Over the last several years there has been a resurgence of interest in the collections and the stories they can help tell. This talk will highlight some of our recent efforts to better understand, and make more broadly available, the collections both in storage and in situ.

April Poster

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dr. Peter Russell, Curator Emeritus, University of Waterloo Earth Sciences Museum

Shirley's Box: The Highgate Mastodon Story

All museums have wonderful donations from time to time. Some donations come with a label detailing their provenance, which may amount to a couple of lines or which may open the way to a fascinating history. Shirley's Box, started as a simple box of fossils, which turned into a wonderful story, which can inform us about the pre-history of Ontario. No, there were no dinosaurs roaming here but we did have giants of the ice age, mammoths, mastodons, giant beaver and more.

May Poster

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2019 OAS Symposium: Call For Papers

The Past Under the Pavement: Archaeology in the City

Venue: Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto

Date: November 1-3, 2019

Participants wishing to organize a session are encouraged to submit a title along with an outline of potential length based on 20-minute paper slots, and/or a list of potential speakers in your session.

Call For Papers: Additional Details

Chapter News

Symposium 2019 Needs a Logo

As hosts of the 2019 OAS Symposium, the Toronto Chapter is hosting a Logo Competition with a $200 honorarium awarded to the winning designer.

We are looking for a logo that captures the Urban Archaeology theme (The past Under the Pavement) and would ideally incorporate both a modern cityscape (Toronto would be nice) and the variety of archaeology found in urban areas. The logo will be used on paper formats and on objects such as bags. Colour is preferred but the logo should be simple enough to work in black and white. The final version should be submitted in jpeg format with at least 300 dpi.

Submit Your Entry to Carole before June 30th

There are many ways to get involved in the Chapter. If you would like to contribute, please contact Carole.

Questions? Contact us by email: Toronto Chapter of The OAS

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Local News

Links of Interest

Fort York National Historic Site

Archaeological Services Inc.

Fort York Foundation

The Fife and Drum, newsletter of the Friends of Fort York

Toronto Historical Association

Ontario Heritage Trust

The Lost Rivers of Toronto

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