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Archaeology Programs and Events

An important part of the TRCA's mandate is public outreach, educating beyond the classroom. The archaeology unit runs a number of programs and events designed to foster an appreciation for Ontario's cultural heritage.

Want to bring an Archaeologist into your classroom, your day camp, historical society or another function? 


The TRCA's Archaeology Unit will be involved in a number of upcoming public events and private programs in 2013 -- we hope to see you there!











August 8-24, 2014

37th Boyd Archaeological Field School


Claremont Field Centre


Credit course for high school students; fieldwork at an actual archaeological site, experimental archaeology and more!; accommodation included. More info here

June 1, 2014

Boyd Archaeological Field School Pre-Course Information Session

Claremont Field Centre


Visit the BOYD Field School website.  Click here  

 May 17, 2013

Carr/Reid Archaeology Bursary 

N/A 5pm

A bursary administered by the Living City Foundation to support students with financial need to take the Boyd Archaeological Field School. More info here. 

 TBD, 2013

Public Archaeology Day at the Sebastien Site

Join licensed archaeologists for an educational excavation by hand, to recover artifacts and uncover settlement patterns relating to the early 14th century Iroquoian village inhabitants. Connect with the past as you assist in original data collection that helps us to better understand our local archaeological record.

 November 15, 2012

Talk at the Brampton Historical Society

Heart Lake Community Presbyterian Church,
25 Ruth Ave.,

7:15 pm

Cathy Crinnion (TRCA staff archaeologist) presented  "Early Brampton Through the Eyes of Archaeology" through slides and artifacts relating to several archaeological sites that have been discovered on Conservation lands in the City of Brampton

September 25, 2012

Talk at the Scarborough Historical Society

1515 Danforth Rd, Scarborough

Janice Teichroeb (TRCA staff archaeologist) presented 

"The History of the First Nations to 1650"

September 15, 2012

Doors Open/ Trails Open - King Township

Cold Creek Conservation Area - King Township

Explore the wonders of Cold Creek -- a guided hike that started with a tour of an 1850s English wheat barn. Follow the boardwalk though an ecologically significant headwaters swamp where rare boreal flora and large hemlocks and cedars grow. The guided hike ended at the reception area, where a display of artifacts illustrated more about past Aboriginal life.

For more information click here.