ARCHAEOLOGY  CANADA

Ontario Resource Document
Annotated Resource List


Badone, Donalda
Time Detectives:  Clues From Our Past Toronto:  Annick Press, 1992
      -for Junior and Intermediate students; outlines stories of the people and excavations of ten
       Canadian archaeological sites

Duncan, Dorothy
The Artifact: What Can It Tell Us About the Past? Approaching Ontario's Past Series
     No. 4 Toronto:  The Ontario Historical Society, 1981.
     -for teachers and Intermediate students; this is one of many resources Ms. Duncan has published
      with the Ontario Historical Society about how to use objects and artifacts to learn about the past

Ellis, Chris and Neal Ferris (eds.)
The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to A.D. 1650 Occasional Publication
     of the London Chapter, No. 5, Ontario Archaeology Society, 1990.
     -for teachers and Intermediate/Senior students; a professional exploration of archaeological
      work in southern Ontario before the Historic/Post-Contact Period

Finlayson, William
Iroquoian Peoples of the Land of Rocks and Water A.D. 1000-1650 Vols. I-IV
     London:  London Museum of Archaeology, 1995.
     -for teachers and Intermedate/Senior students; a four volume, professional series about the
      archaeological understanding of Iroquoian peoples in Ontario before the Historic/Post-Contact
      Period

Finlayson, William De., David G. Smith and Ben Wheeler
What Columbus Missed Toronto: St.
     George Press, 1989.
     -for Junior and Intermediate students; a well-illustrated examination of life at the Keffer Site in
      Ontario at the time of Columbus' voyages, and of the archaeological work done there

Grier, Katherine
Discover: Mysteries of the Past and Present Toronto:  The Royal Ontario Museum
     Kids Can Press, 1989.
     -for Junior and Intermediate students; an activity book that looks at mysteries in archaeology as
      they are explored by museum workers

Kelly, Robert W.
The Huron: Corn Planters of the Eastern Woodlands Canadian Native Peoples
     Series, Toronto:  Nelson Canada, 1986.
     -for Junior and Intermediate students; a well-illustrated book about Huron life and an
      archaeological site, with activities and questions

Kennedy, Clyde
The Upper Ottawa Valley Pembroke, Ontario:  Renfrew County Council, 1970.
     -for Intermediate and Senior students; an illustrated book about the Upper Ottawa Valley
      in the Pre-and Post-contact periods

Kenyon, W.A. and J.R. Turnbull
The Battle for James Bay 1686 Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1971.
     -for Intermediate and Senior students; an examination of archaeological work done in northern
      Ontario

Kenyon, W.A.
The Grimsby Site Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1982.
     -for Senior students; an examination of archaeological work done at a famous southern
     Ontario site

Litt, Paul, Rone Williamson and Joseph Whitehorne
Death at Snake Hill Toronto: Dundurn Press,
     1993.
     -for Intermediate and Senior students; an engagingly written account of events at and the
      exploration of a War of 1812 site       

Ridington, Robin and Jillian Ridington
People of the Trail Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre, 1978.
     -for Junior and Intermediate students; a well-illustrated work about life in northern Ontario before the
      Historic/Post-contact Period and after contact with Europeans

Trigger, Bruce
The Huron: Farmers of the North New York:  Hold, Rinehard and Winston, 1969.
     -for Intermediate students who read well and Senior students; a text-heavy examination of the life of
     the Wendat (Huron) people, but a thin volume

Williamson, Ronald F. and Robert MacDonald
Legacy of Stone Toronto: Eastend Books, 1998.
     -for Intermediate and Senior students; an illustrated and interestingly written account of pre-contact
     life along the Niagara in southern Ontario

Wright, J.V.
Ontario Prehistory Toronto: Van Nostrand Reinhold Ltd., 1972.
     -for Intermediate students who read well and Senior students; a text-heavy examination of pre-contact
      peoples of Ontario and archaeological evidence about them



Ontario Archaeological Society

-has chapters throughout Ontario
-provides opportunities for children and adults to be involved in Ontario archaeology
http://www.ontarioarchaeology.on.ca



Ontario Archaeological Site Museums and Programs

Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Milton, Ontario
http://www.conservate.halton.on.ca
Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation
Kingston, Ontario
http://www.carf.info
Discovery Harbour
Penetanguishene, Ontario
http://www.discoveryharbour.on.ca
Fort St. Joseph
ichard's Landing, Ontario
http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/on/stjoseph
Fort York
Toronto, Ontario
http://www.toronto.ca/fortyork
Museum of Ontario Archaeology
London, Ontario
http://www.uwo.ca/museum
Petroglyphs Provincial Park
Keene, Ontario
http://www.ontarioparks.com/English/petr
Sainte Marie-Among-The-Hurons
Midland, Ontario
http://www.saintemarieamongthehurons.on.ca
Serpent Mounds Park
near Peterborough, Ontario
http://www.serpentmoundspark.com
Toronto Conservation Authority (Boyd)
Toronto, Ontario
http://www.boydfieldschool.org


The Palaeo Period
(up till 9000 B. P.)
The Archaic Period
(9000 - 3000 B.P.)
The Woodland Period
(3000 - 300 B.P.)
The Historic or Post-Contact Period
( 300 B.P. - Present)
Archaeology Canada and the Ontario Curriculum
Annotated Resource List