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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 10, 2013 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker was Dr. Gary Crawford of the University of Toronto-Mississauga who spoke about: Agricultural Origins and Development in Ontario.  


The February meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, February 14, 2013 (yes, Valentine's Day) at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The meeting featured the annual major event MEMBER'S NIGHT with five short presentations on a range of archaeological topics and geographic areas from Ontario, Mexico and Peru and featuring everything from pottery to lithics to architecture!



The March meeting of the London Chapter OAS was  held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker was Dr. El Molto of the Department of Anthropology at Western University who spoke about his past research on China's oldest civilization. The title of his presentation was "The People of the Shang: Their Story from Bones."
 



The April meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, April 11, 2013 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker was Robert Pihl of Archaeological Services Inc. in Toronto who will speak about recent CRM work in the Chatham area in a presentation entitled: Blowing in the Wind:  The Challenges and Results of Wind Farm Archaeology in the Chatham-Kent Area, Ontario.


The September meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker was Sherman Horn III of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana  who spoke about his recent work in Maya archaeology in Belize in a presentation entitled: A New Twist on the Old Shell Game: Socioeconomic Networks and Developing Complexity in the Maya Lowlands.


The October meeting of the London Chapter OAS
was held on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker was Dana Poulton of D.R. Poulton and Associates, London, who spoke about his firm's CRM work on an important southern Ontario site in a talk entitled: The 2008 Stage 2-4 Archaeological Investigations of the Sharp Site, a ca. 1800-1919 A.D. Homestead in Ancaster, Ontario.
 


The November meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker was Dr. Dana Millson, who spoke about her doctoral work on British Neolithic and Early Bronze Age pottery carried out at Durham University, UK. in a presentation entitled: Exploring Regional Identities in Ceramic Remains: an analysis of cultural interaction on the Anglo-Scottish border (UK) at the time of Stonehenge.



The December meeting of the London Chapter OAS was our annual Christmas party. It was held Thursday, December 12th at the Museum of Archaeology.



The January meeting of the London Chapter OAS
was held on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker was Dr. Patty Wells, SSHRCC Post-Doctoral Fellow in Western's Anthropology department who spoke about field work on early Newfoundland pre-contact archaeology. Her talk was entitled : Arctic Small Tool Cultures in Newfoundland: Approaches to Dwelling on the Southern Margins.  

The February meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the
Museum of Ontario Archaeology and was the annual event: Member's Night where various chapter members provided brief 10-15 minute overviews of current archaeology research projects.
 

The March meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker was Dr. Peter Timmins of Timmins-Martelle Heritage Consultants and the University of Western Ontario, who spoke about recent archaeological research in West Elgin County in a talk entitled: Living on the Edge: Two Early Late Woodland Components on the Iroquoian-Western Basin Borderland.
The April meeting of the London Chapter OAS will be held on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker will be Dr. Christopher Watts, SSHRCC Post-Doctoral Fellow in Western's Anthropology department, who will speak about his recent archaeological research including that at the enigmatic Cedar Creek Earthworks near Lake Erie in a presentation entitled: Common Themes/Uncommon Histories: Late Woodland Earthworks in the Lower Great Lakes. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Free juice and cookies! 
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