Come from the Shadows: Tales of Ontario Archaeology

  • October 24, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Aurora Cultural Centre


Martin Cooper

Martin Cooper has been involved in archaeology in Ontario for over forty years. He received his honours B.A. in Anthropology at the University of Western Ontario and his M.A. at the University of Toronto, where he is currently completing his PhD.  Mr. Cooper is Partner and Senior Archaeologist at Archaeological Services Inc., one of the largest heritage consulting companies in Canada.  He has directed hundreds of pre-contact, historic aboriginal and historic Euro-Canadian archaeological assessments throughout Ontario. 

Mr. Cooper has experience working for First Nations and Metis communities on heritage projects, peer reviews, as well as treaty and land claims issues.  He has also directed aboriginal consultation programs for private and public sector clients throughout Canada.

Mr. Cooper has spent considerable time working and travelling in northern Ontario.  An experienced canoeist and guide, he is intimately familiar with the culture, history and ecology of the Canadian Shield.  He is also a Director and Vice President, Aboriginal Affairs for Pele Mountain Resources.

Come from the Shadows: Tales of Ontario Archaeology

Mr. Cooper will discuss some of the most intriguing and exciting archaeological projects he has been involved with over the past 35 years.  These projects range from the discovery and excavation of pre-contact aboriginal sites,  to the recovery of the remains of American soldiers from the War of 1812. He will also discuss how archaeological sites are found, investigated, and how they are managed within a planning and development context.

This event is part of the Fall 2016 Speaker series. Register for the Fall 2016 Event Series.

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