The second season of the St. Marys Museum’s popular monthly seminar series will be concluding on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. with its seminar on Archaeology in Southwestern Ontario.
Led by a panel that includes Katrina Urban, Krissy Nickle, Talena Stevenson and Amy Cubberley, the seminar will give participants the opportunity for hands-on learning using artifacts from the Museum of Ontario Archaeology.
Urban, the Education and Community Outreach Officer at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, will lead participants through the early history of Southwestern Ontario. Cubberley, St. Marys Museum Curator/Archives Assistant, will focus on artifact identification and archaeology more specific to the St. Marys area.
Focusing on what lies beyond the shores of Southwestern Ontario, Nickle, Vice President of Save Ontario shipwrecks, will lead a brief presentation on underwater archaeology and marine heritage in Ontario.
Participants are invited to bring an archaeological artifact from their personal collections. This will be a great opportunity to not only share these artifacts with other participants, but also to receive some assistance in identifying mystery artifacts. Talena Stevenson, a PhD student from the University of Toronto’s Department of Anthropology, will be on hand to assist with artifact identification.
Pre-registration is required. The cost is $10 for Museum members and $12 for non-members. To register for this seminar, call 519-284-3556 or visit the Museum Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1- 4:30 p.m.