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:
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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