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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 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 was held on Thursday, September 10, 2015
at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. The speaker
was 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 was: 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 was held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 and included the annual major event
Member's Night where four members provided brief overviews of recent projects.  
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!!


The March meeting
of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, March 10, 2016 and
featured Tom Porawski of Timmins Martelle Heritage Consultants, London, speaking on Searching for Lost Pioneer Graves: GPR Survey at the Brick Street Cemetery
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The April meeting of the London Chapter OAS was held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 and featured Amy St. John a PhD candidate in Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario who spoke on: Borders in Globalization: Pre-contact Boundaries of Indigenous Peoples in the Lower Great Lakes.

The September meeting of the London Chapter OAS will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016. The speaker will be 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 is:  Caching and Killing: The Mount Albert Story. See you there!! Doors will open at the usual time 7:30 PM with the talk scheduled for 8 PM. However, note that as of our October meeting we will be moving the start of the meeting earlier to 7:30 PM with doors opening at 7 PM in response to member requests. As always there will be free juice and cookies! See you there!!
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