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The London Chapter holds seven monthly meetings featuring a guest speaker(s) on the second Thursday of the month from September through to November and from January through to April. The meeting begin at 7:30 P.M. at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, Attawandaron Road, London.  Doors will open around 7:00 P.M. and there is time before the meeting for free juice and cookies and to view for free the Museum's exhibits on the precontact and early contact period archaeology of Ontario. Parking is free. For information email us: oaslondonchapter@gmail.com

 
The January meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The meeting featured Dr. Rhonda Bathurst, the new director of the Museum, and was titled: Foreseeing the Past: A Tour of Sustainable Archaeology at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.  Rhonda gave a tour of Sustainable Archaeology: Western, the only dedicated archaeological 3D and VR research centre in the country. The advanced imaging resources available at SA are creating new research and new meanings of 13,000 years of Ontario’s cultural heritage, which we saw demonstrated in the Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s most recent exhibit: The Virtual Reality Experience

The February meeting of the London Chapter OAS
was held on Thursday, February 9, 2017.  The February meeting, as always, featured Member's Night, with several short presentations by various members.



T
he March meeting of the London Chapter OAS
was held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.  The speaker was Dr. Matt Beaudoin of Timmins-Martelle Heritage Consultants who spoke on: Nearly Neighbours: Thinking Through Two Ephemeral Middle Woodland Period Sites in Mount Brydges.


The April meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, April 14, 2017 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.  The speaker was Nicole Brandon  of Timmins-Martelle Heritage Consultants who spoke on: Born in a Flame: A History & Archaeology of the Cassady Site, Niagara-on-the-Lake.



The September meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held aon Thursday September 14, 2017.  The speaker was Dana Poulton, now retired from D.R. Poulton and Associates, who spoke on: The Archaeological Assessment of the Site of the Flight 621 Disaster (AkGw-304), City of Brampton, Ontario.



The October meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.  The speaker was Dr. Peter Sheppard, University of Auckland, New Zealand, who presented a talk entitled: 'Outrages' in the Solomon Islands: The History and Archaeology of 19th Century Colonialism in the Western Solomon Islands.



The November meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.  The presenters were London Chapter executive members Shari Prowse and Jim Keron who talked about the chapter research project this year documenting local southwestern Ontario pre-contact archaeological sites in a presentation entitled: Lake Whittaker Regional Archaeological Research Project 2017.
  



The Dec
ember meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology: it was our Christmas Party!


The January meeting of the London Chapter OAS will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The meeting will feature a presentation co-authored by Holly Martelle, Matthew Beaudoin and Kaitlyn Malleau of Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants, London (with a special guest appearance by Chris Ellis who will provide the "multi-generational" perspective) entitled: Old Points and New Data: Multi-generational Perspectives on the Brodie Site near Delaware, Ontario. This large, important site, used from the Early Archaic to Late Woodland, has been a focus of several investigations on and off over many years culminating in the recent CRM work at the site. Doors open at 7 PM and the meeting will begin at 7:30 PM. All are welcome to attend and as always there is free juice and cookies!!

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