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.


2017 CAA Conference in Ottawa/Gatineau

The CAA 2017 Organizing Committee is delighted to announce that the 50th annual meeting of the CAA will be held in Ottawa-Gatineau from May 10 to May 13, 2017. The meeting will be hosted by the Canadian Museum of History. The conference venue will be the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre in Gatineau, directly across the river from downtown Ottawa and immediately opposite the Museum.

Not only will this be the 50th annual meeting of the CAA, but it will be held in our National Capital Region during Canada’s 150th year. We are excited to be a part of this unique opportunity to showcase our country’s rich cultural heritage.

We are planning an exciting program of academic sessions and social events, including a chance to see the new Canadian History Hall before it officially opens to the public on July 1, 2017, behind-the-scenes tours of the largest and most diverse collection of Canadian archaeological material in the country, and a banquet in the Museum’s beautiful Grand Hall.

We look forward to seeing you in 2017!

Kerri Davis

Chair of the CAA2017 Organizing Committee

2016 OAS Symposium - Waterloo

The 2016 OAS Symposium hosted by the Grand River chapter of the OAS between November 4th-6th was a great success (with the final attendance details coming in the near future). We enjoyed seeing everyone come out for the event and wanted to thank the organizing committee and the Grand River chapter for hosting. Below are a few photos from the symposium. If you have other photos that you would like to share please contact and we will add them to the slide show.
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

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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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