Please bring a dish to share. Plates, cutlery etc will be provided. This meeting will include our annual election of directors and officers. In addition we will be showing one or two "home movies" about archaeological practices of the past.
Please RSVP to Sheryl Smith (email@example.com) with a hint about the food you will be bringing (salad, main, dessert, etc). We hope to see you there.
Topic: The Ward Uncovered: Archaeological Investigations of one of Toronto’s First Arrival Communities
Speaker: Dr. Holly Martelle
This talk will provide an overview of archaeological investigations that were undertaken in 2015 in downtown Toronto on the site of a multi-ethnic 19th and 20th century neighbourhood. The excavations revealed the foundations of the British Methodist Episcopal Church, representing the third Black congregation church in the City of Toronto, as well as numerous early Black settler sites.
Holly Martelle earned a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto based on her research on Iroquoian populations in southern Ontario. In addition to 16 years of experience in the road building and aggregate industries, Dr. Martelle has worked as a Heritage Planner at the now Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and has taught at several universities throughout the province. Holly is a Past-President of the Ontario Archaeological Society.
In 2003, she founded Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants Inc. with Dr. Peter Timmins and in 2013 the firm was honored with the Ontario Archaeological Society’s award for Excellence in Cultural Resource Management.
Speaker: Shari Prowse, Review Officer, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Jim Keron
Topic: Title TBA
Speaker: Dana Thacher, PhD Student, Dept. of Anthropology, McMaster University
Topic: Salvaging on the Coast of Erebus Bay, King William Island: An Analysis of Inuit Interaction with Material from the Franklin Expedition
Speaker: Amy St. John, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Western Ontario
Topic: Using Micro Computed Tomography to explore Ceramic Rim Formation Practices on a Late Woodlands Borderland
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