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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. Meetings begin at 8:00 P.M. at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, Attawandaron Road, London. Parking is free. Doors are open around 7:30 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.

The January meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speakerwas Drs. Gary Warrick of Wilfred Laurier University talked about the archaeological research he is carryong out with Bonnie Glencross on Huron archaeology in a presentation entitled: In Search of Carhagouha:  2014 Tay Point Field Season.



The February meeting
of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 and was the  major annual event: Member's Night where various chapter members provided brief 10-15 minute overviews of current archaeology related projects in Ontario and the Arctic.
 


The March meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.
The speaker was Dr. Holly Martelle of Timmins Martelle Hertitage Consultants in London talking about: The History and Archaeology of the Elgin County Jail.


The April meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker was Jon Dunlop of Archaeological Services Inc., Toronto and UWO Anthropology talking about recent research on a significant Archaic site in the Kitchener-Waterloo area in a presentation entitled: AiHd-160: Sites, Scales and Activity.



The September meeting of the London Chapter OAS will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015
at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker
will be Kaitlyn Malleau on her Late Archaic MA Thesis research at Western on Late Archaic Broadpoint (ca. 2000 BC) technology in southwestern Ontario. The exact title of her talk is: Practice Makes Projectiles: A Study of Genesee Biface Technology.


The October meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker was Dr. Chris Watts of the University of Waterloo talking about research on an ancient Western Basin
(former) earthworks site in southwestern Ontario.



The November meeting
of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker will be anthropologist Dr. Robert Park of the University of Waterloo talking about the Arctic archaeological research with which he is involved in a presentation entitled: Dying to Explore: The Archaeology of John Franklin's Last Expedition.

The December meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. In lieu of a speaker we held our Annual Christmas Party.

 


The
January meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, January 14, 2016 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.
The speaker was Dr. James Keron who discussed his spatial analyses of the distribution of biological traits in a cemetery population from the Dakleh Oasis, Egypt. His presentation was entitled: Intra Cemetery Analysis of the Distribution of Phenotypic Variables at the Kellis-2 Cemetery.

The February meeting will of the London Chapter OAS will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 and will include the annual major event Member's Night where several members will provide brief overviews of recent research projects. So far there are ppresentations promised on Ontario Archaic and Woodland age sites and even rumours of perhaps a presentation on Mayan archaeology but we are looking for one or two other presenters. If interested please contact Chris Ellis (cjellis@uwo.ca) as soon as possible! Doors open at 7:30 PM with the talk beginning at 8 PM. As always there will be free juice and cookies! See you there!!

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