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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. For the September meeting only, the meeting will begin at 8:00 P.M. at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, Attawandaron Road, London.  Doors will 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. Parking is free. However, note that as of the October 2016 meeting, the start time of the meetings will be moved up to 7:30 PM with doors open at 7:00 PM.

 
The September meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The speaker was Kyle Forsythe of Archaeological Services Inc., Toronto talking about his research on a unique assemblage of purposefully broken stone artifacts from a 5000 year old Middle Archaic site in southcentral Ontario.  The title of his presentation was:  Caching and Killing: The Mount Albert Story.


The
October meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on
Thursday, October 13, 2016.The speaker was Neil Peterson of Waterloo
who spoke on: Experimental Archaeology and Viking Era Glass Beads.




The November meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, November 10, 2016.  The speaker was Chris Ellis, Anthropology, University of Western Ontario who spoke on his current Ontario Archaeology research with Brian Deller in a presentation entitled: Ontario's Oldest Known Archaeological Site?: A Preliminary Overview of the Rogers Fluted Point Site in the Niagara Pensinsula.  

The December meeting
of the London Chapter was our annual Christmas Party which was held on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. A good time was had by all!



The January meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology with doors open at 7 PM and the meeting starting at 7:30 PM. 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
will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology with doors open at 7 PM and meeting starting at 7:30 PM.  The speaker will be Dr. Matt Beaudoin of Timmins-Martelle Heritage Consultants who will speak on: Nearly Neighbours: Thinking Through Two Ephemeral Middle Woodland Period Sites in Mount Brydges. As always, there will be free juice and cookies. See you there!



The
April meeting of the London Chapter OAS will be held on
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology with doors open at 7 PM and meeting starting at 7:30 PM.  The speaker will be Nicole Brandon of Timmins-Martelle Heritage Consultants who will speak on: Born in a Flame: A History & Archaeology of the Cassady Site, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Nicole will review the early history of the town and the military events that shaped it, such as the American War of Independence, the War of 1812 and the Upper Canada Rebellion, and demonstrate how the archaeology of the Cassady Site reflects this history. As always, there will be free juice and cookies. See you there!


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