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Archaeology Resources

Looking for a university program or professional development opportunity?  Want to join a professional organization?  We’ve compiled a list of archaeology resources for Ontario, Canada, and International that should help you get started on your search. You’ll find this to be a living, breathing page that we’ll endeavour to ensure is constantly up to date. To that end, if you find a broken link, missing entry or other problem, please let us know and we’ll have it corrected immediately.

Archaeology Education Programs:

Ontario Universities:

Brock University

Department of Classics                                           Brock Calendar

Carleton University

Department of Social Anthropology                         Carleton Calendar

University of Guelph

Department of Sociology and Anthropology             Guelph Calendar

Lakehead University

Department of Anthropology                                     Lakehead Calendar

Laurentian University

Department of Archaeology                                       Laurentian Calendar

McMaster University

Department of Archaeology                                        McMaster Calendar

Nipissing University

Department of Anthropology                                       Nipissing Calendar

University of Ottawa

Department of Anthropology                                       Ottawa Calendar

Queen’s University

Department of Classics                                                Queen’s Calendar

Ryerson University

Arts and Contemporary Studies – Anthro                     Ryerson Calendar

University of Toronto

Department of Archaeology                                          Toronto Calendar

Trent University

Department of Archaeology                                           Trent Calendar

University of Waterloo

Department of Anthropology                                          Waterloo Calendar

Western University

Department of Anthropology                                           Western Calendar

Wilfrid Laurier University

Department of Archaeology and Classics                       Laurier Calendar

York University

Department of Anthropology                                           York Calendar

Archaeological Professional Associations

Ontario Archaeological Society


Events Calendar:
Publications: Ontario Archaeology (peer-reviewed journal; author instructions); ArchNotes (bi-monthly newsletter; deadlines for submissions are: Jan. 15, Mar. 15, May 15, July 15, Sept. 15, and Nov. 15)


Grand River
Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 pm at the University of Waterloo, at Psychology, Anthropology and Sociology Building.

Meetings: 3rd Thursday of every month September to May at 7 p.m., at the Fieldcote Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs Road, Ancaster.

Meetings: All Chapter meetings begin 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Midland Public Library.

Meetings: Second Thursday of the Month, January – April, September – November at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.

Meetings: Every third Thursday of the month, from September to May, at the Routhier Community Centre, 172 Guigues Street, Ottawa.

Meetings: 7 pm, 4th Tuesday of the month, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 120 Murray Street, Peterborough.

Thunder Bay
Meetings: Last Friday of the month, except May-August, at 7pm in Room BB0017  Braun Building, Lakehead University.

Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month, except June-August at 7:30pm, UoT, Anthropology Bldg., 19 Russell Street (at Huron), Room 246 MAP Look for the “PA” over the building diagram.

Meetings: We meet four times a year at the Duff-Baby Interpretation in Olde Sandwich Towne at 7:30pm.  Meetings generally are the second Wednesday of February, April, October and the first Wednesday of December.


Canadian Archaeological Association


Annual Meeting: Whitehorse, May 4-7, 2016
Publication: Canadian Journal of Archaeology


Society of American Archaeology


Annual Meeting: Orlando, April 6-10, 2016
Publications: American Antiquity; Latin American AntiquityAdvances in Archaeological PracticeThe SAA Archaeological Record; author information for AA, LAA, and AAP
Professional Development: Online Seminars

 Archaeological Data Resources:

Logo for Sustainable Archaeology McMaster

Sustainable Archaeology McMaster
Explore Sites: Directory of sites (Approximate locations – artifacts)
Explore Materials: Ceramics, Faunal, Floral, Glass, Lithics and Metal

Follow their blog to keep up with their continued efforts as they work through the McMaster legacy collection.


Archaeological Glossary:

American Institute of Archaeology’s comprehensive Glossary of Archaeology Terms.