Thursday, February 05, 2015
Members Meeting - Wednesday February 11th 2015
Midland Public Library - 7 PM
Presenter - Dr. Alicia Hawkins: The Ahatsitstari (Allen Tract) site
In 2013 a member of the Huronia chapter noticed evidence of illegal digging at an unregistered site near Penetanguishene. Members of the Huronia chapter were active in the registering and remediation of the site. In this presentation I will discuss what we learned about this site based on the materials recovered from screening backdirt and from the stage 2 investigations by the Laurentian University field school. We thank the Huron-Wendat Nation for support for on-going work on their ancestral sites.
Dr. Alicia Hawkins
Dr. Hawkins is an anthropological archaeologist with a particular interest in methods. During her graduate career she undertook fieldwork in Egypt, Syria, and Ghana. The Middle Stone Age technocomplex, the Aterian, was the subject of her doctoral dissertation. Since completion of her dissertation she has focused on work in Ontario. She has particularly enjoyed teaching an archaeological field methods course for undergraduate students and has been privileged to have been able to work on a number of Huron Wendat sites in Simcoe County.
Please note that the Midland Public Library has graciously offered their Assembly Room (lower level) for this event.
Meetings are open to the public at no charge.