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The next London  Chapter meeting is our picnic on Sunday, July 15, 2018 in...

...association with Artifact Day at Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum at the Longwoods Conservation Area just west of Delaware, Ontario (8348 Longwoods Road; for directions and information see Longwoods Link). Chapter members get free admission (just drive in) and identify artifacts brought in by members of the general public. Try your hand at flint-knapping, challenge your friends and family at some traditional Native games and test your skills as a hunter with atlatl/spear-thrower target throwing. The festivities will start around 11AM to Noon and the usual hot dogs  (and a barbecue for those who prefer to bring their own burgers or whatever) but feel free to bring your own refreshments and snacks! See you there!!!

OAS Annual Symposium

Hosted by the London and Windsor Chapters, the 45th Annual OAS Symposium. will be held at the Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Center, in Chatham, Ontario (565 Richmond Street, Chatham), from November 9-11, 2018. The conference will explore the theme of “Connections and Pathways through the Past.” Come and explore the historic “Forks” of the Thames River and MacGregor Creek, a meeting place for Indigenous people, War of 1812 battle site, connection point on the Underground Railroad and mecca of early Black settlement.

The call for papers is available online (see: OAS 45th Annual Symposium Chatham). Suggested topics include: The Underground Railroad and Early Black Settlement History and Archaeology; The Archaeology of Chatham-Kent; Transportation and Travel Routes of the Past (trails, waterways, railways); Cross-border and Cross-disciplinary archaeology; and Public and Community-based Archaeology or Collaborative Archaeology. General papers on any topic pertaining to Ontario Archaeology are also welcome. Interested participants please send titles and abstracts (max. 150 words) to: Program Committee, OAS Symposium 2018, 1600 Attawandaron Road, London, Ontario N6G 3M6 or by email to Holly Martelle, Program Chair: hmartelle@tmhc.ca

The 2018 OAS Symposium will include a Silent Auction! We are open to all kinds of donations - homemade crafts, archaeology and history books, gift baskets, antiques etc. If interested, contact Shari Prowse at archaeologist@rogers.com

Now available as pdfs for a computer near you:
Kewa: The First Thirty Years (1977-2007)
The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to AD 1650 (edited by Chris J. Ellis and Neal Ferris)

We are pleased to announce the release of two different publications as high quality, searchable, pdfs. The first thirty years of issues of our popular academic newsletter the Kewa, including all the Nineteenth Century Notes and Point Types series, is available on  a single DVD.  So here is a chance to get copies of each and every issue of this popular and useful publication outlet together in one convenient small place for $20 plus postage/handling ($5.00 to Canada, $8.00 to USA; currently we treat US dollars at par). In addition, we have reissued on a single CD our best selling, 570 page 1990 volume: The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to AD 1650, Occasional Publications of the London Chapter No. 5, edited by Chris J. Ellis and Neal Ferris for the same price. Get both discs for $45, postage included to USA or Canada. We take cheques only written on Canadian and USA banks that are made payable to: London Chapter OAS. Orders can be sent to: London Chapter, OAS, c/o Museum of Ontario Archaeology, 1600 Attawandaron Road, London, Ontario, Canada N6G 3M6
or contact Chris Ellis (cjellis@uwo.ca).

The Kewa...
We are behind in the issuing of our newsletter Kewa for the simple reason people have not been submitting papers for publication (Issue 16[5-6] is the last issue to date but 16[7-8] will appear shortly). The Kewa is a great way to get into a more accessible form important data, information and ideas about the archaeology of Ontario. Short reports on sites excavated through CRM activities are especially welcome. There must be lots of CRM reports out there that could be easily cleaned up and published. More and more sites are found each year and yet less are published -- and unless they are published the data might as well not exist -- see Chris Ellis' editorial from Kewa 10(3-4) by clicking here! Contact co-editor Chris Ellis if you have something of interest: cjellis@uwo.ca.

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