Welcome to the new website of the Ontario Archaeological Society.

The past is a beacon to the future. Ontario's ancient history is rich, varied and a source of pride for all Ontarians.

Here you can find out about the OAS: our goals, the activities of our members throughout the province and our publications. You can also learn about Ontario's 10,000 year long past and what you can do to find out more about it and help protect that unique and fragile legacy for the generations of tomorrow to appreciate and learn from.

Come along and share in Ontario's archaeological heritage.

The Ontario Archaeological Society gratefully acknowledges funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through the Provincial Heritage Organization Operating Grant Program.

New Way to get Ontario Archaeology Merchandise


We are excited to introduce our new online store, ONarchaeology

You can now purchase OAS and archaeology related merchandise from the convenience of your home. Our initial lineup of designs can be found at https://www.redbubble.com/people/ONarchaeology

Click on a design you like to see all items.  Make sure to scroll down the page to see the full gallery!  Items include: stationary, clothing, accessories, bags, household items, prints, and much more. 

Some alterations to colour or positioning of design can be made.  Please email  heritageadvoc@ontarioarchaeology.org with your request. 

We are looking for high quality images of archaeology related themes to add to our collection.  If you are willing to share your images and would like to see them featured on any of our products, please send them to the same email address with your permission to use them.  Please send only high quality images that you hold the rights for.

More designs will be added and we will share with you information about upcoming sales and feature items on our Facebook page.  Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance! 

Happy holidays to all

Giving Tuesday Partner with CanadaHelps.org

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As a registered charitable organization the OAS is a proud partner of CanadaHelps' Giving Tuesday fundraising drive on November 29, 2016, to encourage people to make charitable donations at this time of year. The benefit of donating through CanadaHelps is that they make it quick and easy to make the donation and to receive the tax receipt, while still allowing the charitable organization to receive the maximum amount of all donations. Our fundraising initiative for this drive is to re-develop a Manual for Public Archaeology in Ontario, updated from the old Manual for Avocational Archaeologists, to help educate and guide people through the regulations and best practices that structure archaeology in the province. If you are interested in donating to this initiative please visit the initiative's webpage and feel free to contact the OAS board if you have any questions.

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Address: P.O. Box 62066, Victoria Terrace | Toronto | M4A 2W1

Phone: +1 (416) 406-5959


Email: info@ontarioarchaeology.org

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The Ontario Archaeological Society is a registered charitable organization that promotes the ethical practice of archaeology. The general public, students and professional alike are encouraged to become members of the Society and to support its co-ordinating role in helping to record and preserve our non-renewable cultural heritage. Click here to view membership details.

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