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The next London Chapter get together is our annual picnic, which will be held on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Longwoods Conservation Area west of Delaware, Ontario:

With July almost upon us it is also time for the annual Chapter picnic. As in past years we are holding it on the third Sunday of the month in conjunction with the Annual Archaeology Day at the Longwoods Conservation area just west of Delaware, Ontario on Sunday July 16th from ca. 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This archaeology day is always a fun event in which London OAS members such as Chris Ellis and Jim Keron have long participated, serving as experts who will identify and tell people everything they ever wanted to know about artifacts they may have found. The event is always well-publicized and people from throughout the area have been known to line up to hear about the artifacts they have come across. As well, there are flintknapping demonstrations, altlatl throwing at a fake deer and one gets a chance to tour the Iroquoian village reconstruction at Longwoods as well as their resource centre that has several displays on the local natural and human history of the area. The picnic will begin about 11 AM --- bring your picnic lunch and there is a barbecue available if you are into hot dogs and burgers and sausages -- Longwoods often provides us with such goodies!! As this is our Chapter's 40th anniversary there may be some special extras too! In return for our chapter’s help, all London Chapter OAS members get free admission – just tell them you are a chapter member at the entry gate. Details of how to get to Longwoods can found at their website: Longwoods-road-conservation-area-ska-nah-doht-village-museum/



Now available as pdfs for a computer near you:
Kewa: The First Thirty Years (1977-2007)
&
The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to AD 1650 (edited by Chris J. Ellis and Neal Ferris)


We are pleased to announce the release of two different publications as high quality, searchable, pdfs. The first thirty years of issues of our popular academic newsletter the Kewa, including all the Nineteenth Century Notes and Point Types series, is available on  a single DVD.  So here is a chance to get copies of each and every issue of this popular and useful publication outlet together in one convenient small place for $20 plus postage/handling ($5.00 to Canada, $8.00 to USA; currently we treat US dollars at par). In addition, we have reissued on a single CD our best selling, 570 page 1990 volume: The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to AD 1650, Occasional Publications of the London Chapter No. 5, edited by Chris J. Ellis and Neal Ferris for the same price. Get both discs for $45, postage included to USA or Canada. We take cheques only written on Canadian and USA banks that are made payable to: London Chapter OAS. Orders can be sent to: London Chapter, OAS, c/o Museum of Ontario Archaeology, 1600 Attawandaron Road, London, Ontario, Canada N6G 3M6
or contact Chris Ellis (cjellis@uwo.ca).

The Kewa...
We are behind in the issuing of our newsletter Kewa for the simple reason people have not been submitting papers for publication (Issue 15[4 to 5] is in press). The Kewa is a great way to get into a more accessible form important data, information and ideas about the archaeology of Ontario. Short reports on sites excavated through CRM activities are especially welcome. There must be lots of CRM reports out there that could be easily cleaned up and published. More and more sites are found each year and yet less are published -- and unless they are published the data might as well not exist -- see Chris Ellis' editorial from Kewa 10(3-4) by clicking here! Contact co-editor Chris Ellis if you have something of interest: cjellis@uwo.ca.


New London Chapter Publication!!!

Occasional Publications of the London Chapter OAS No. 9: The Compleat Archaeologist: Papers in Honor of Michael W. Spence - (edited by Christopher Ellis, Neal Ferris, Peter Timmins and Christine White) 15 Chapters, 297 pp., 2010.  This volume, co-published as Ontario Archaeology Volumes 85-88 is distributed and sold by the London Chapter. In addition to a chapter chronicling the career of Dr. Spence and his contributions to Ontario and Mesoamerican Archaeology and bioarchaeology, the volume includes 14 chapters by his colleagues and former students divided into three sections that reflect his diverse theoretical and substantive interests: Ontario Archaeology, Osteological Studies and Ethnicity and Identity. See our publications page for details on contents and ordering.



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