"Historical understanding makes a very real contribution to the personal and national pride of every Canadian... A profound faith in the future can only be built upon a deep sense and understanding of the past".

J.Norman Emerson (Founder of the OAS)


The past is a beacon to the future.

Ontario's ancient history is rich, varied and a source of pride for all Ontarians.

Welcome to the website of the Ontario Archaeological Society.

Here you can find out about the OAS: our goals, the activities of our members throughout the province and our publications. You can also learn about Ontario's over 10 000 year long past and what you can do to find out more about it and help protect that unique and fragile legacy for the generations of tomorrow to appreciate and learn from.

Come along and share in Ontario's archaeological heritage.

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OAS 2015 Symposium


Midland, October 16 - 18, 2015

The Ontario Archaeological Society gratefully acknowledges funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through the Provincial Heritage Organization Operating Grant Program.