Thursday, November 29, 2012

AGM December 13

6 pm start for AGM - UPCOMING OAS Huronia Chapter Annual General Meeting December 13th 2012
On Thursday, December 13th, 2012, the Huronia Chapter’s Annual General Meeting will be held at the Huronia Museum. Beginning at 6:00 PM, we will be washing artifacts.  Pizza and pop will be provided. The election of the executive positions will follow.  Send nominations for executive positions to John Raynor see email below.
And a good time to renew your membership.

Archaeology PhD Candidate wins Ontario Trillium Scholarship

Seven named Ontario Trillium Scholarship winners

By Wesley Moir
November 28, 2012

Western students Beth Compton, Wilson Higashino, Sviataslau Kohut, Ed Krynak, Qian Liu, Felipe Rodrigues and Omneya El Sharnouby have been named recipients of the 2012 Ontario Trillium Scholarships (OTS). The scholarships aim to raise the profile and prestige of Ontario universities internationally, and increase economic performance by recruiting highly educated individuals to the province.
Trillium scholars are nominated by their graduate program due to their scholarly achievements and strong research potential, and receive $40,000 annually for up to four years of study.
Western’s recipients hail from five different continents and represent nations such as Brazil, China, Egypt, Belarus and the United States.
BethPhoto by Wesley Moir
Beth Compton
PhD candidate, Archaeology

Beth Compton will open the doors of the past to everyone.
Compton’s research explores the social implications of multivocal archaeological management in the Digital Age. Her focus is on developing culturally considerate digital tools relevant to the interests of First Nations communities. This work will help develop more socially responsible archaeological policies that emphasise accessibility of archaeological collections.
“The Sustainable Archaeology project, affiliated with Western, McMaster and the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, is a ground-breaking collaborative initiative that will host state-of-the-art research facilities,” she said. “Western’s active involvement in the project is the primary reason why I chose to attend this university as it provides a truly ideal opportunity to pursue my area of research.”

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Note on Brian Ross' Talk on the Archaeology of Beausoleil Island

On Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, Brian Ross, formerly with Parks Canada, presented a slide show and talk on the Beausoleil Island National Park excavations conducted at Camp Kitchikewanna over the past 20 years. Here are a few points he raised in his talk and they are offered here to give a flavour of the very interesting 90 minute presentation.

Beausoleil Island is an 8-kilometer long island in the Lake Huron's Georgian Bay, near Port Severn, Ontario.   It is the largest island in the Georgian Bay Islands National Park. Link to wikipedia article on Beausoleil Island.

The YMCA camp on Beausoleil Island was established in 1919; the National Park in 1929. Beausoleil is an interesting and diverse location on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield and the boreal forest and the northern edge of the hardwood forest, with many species of plants and animals.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Tay Township - notice of public meeting

We have been informed by Tay township planning department of a pubic meeting to be held at the township office (450 Park St. Victoria Harbour, On)s at 7 PM Wednesday November 14th  regarding a proposal for a subdivision and zoning by-law amendment involving lots 12 & 13 Con 6& 7 Tay.
Should you be aware of any archaeological or historical sites that may be endanger by further developments on these lots please place a comment on the blog, attend the meeting or advise the Tay township planning department directly. (705 534 7248 -ext 225.
My database indicates some sites in the vicinity but it is difficult to determine if they will be disturbed by this development:

  • A F Hunter indicates a site on lot 12 con 6 and references it as an "Indian clearing" at the merging of 2 trails.
  • A F Hunter indicates a site on lot 13 con 6 and references it as being at the mouth of Hog River, east bank known as the Vents site.
  •  A E Jones shows site south of William St (Hwy 12) - east of Hogg R on his map of Tay township.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Archaeology of Beausoleil Island presentation at the November 8th OAS Huronia Chapter Meeting

L. Brian Ross and right Jamie Hunter

Brian Ross formerly  with Parks Canada will present a slide show and talk on the Beausoleil Island National Park excavations at Camp Kitchikewanna over the past 20 years.

Meeting Details: Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 7:00 PM at Huronia Museum - presentation open to the public, chapter business meeting which follows the presentation is open only to chapter members. Huronia Museum 549 Little Lake Park Rd. Midland, Ont.  705.526.2844