Archaeological evidence suggests that as the Laurentide Ice Sheet receded 13,000 years ago, Indigenous peoples adapted to a new landscape in the Great Lakes area. The location of their settlements and the technology they created demonstrate a transition that evolved for thousands of years. In this seminar, discover how Indigenous peoples responded to drastic landscape changes in the Niagara region, and shifted from a hunter-gatherer economy to an agricultural economy over the course of 2000 years.
About the speakers: Dr. Robert MacDonald is a managing partner at Archaeological Services Inc. accredited by the Register of Professional Archaeologists. Dr. MacDonald’s areas of expertise include ecological archaeology, archaeological site potential modelling, geographical information system (GIS) applications in archaeology, Iroquoian archaeology and stone tool analysis. He has authored over 40 publications including books, scholarly works and presentations. Dr. Martin Cooper has been an active member of Ontario’s archaeology community for over 30 years. He is a senior archaeologist at Archaeological Services Inc. where he has served as project director on hundreds of single and multi-phased assessments; directed archaeological assessments in northern Ontario and the southern Canadian Shield; and directed extensive archaeological survey and excavation of seventeenth century Neutral Iroquoian sites in the Niagara Peninsula.
Tickets are $15 per event, or gain access to the entire series for $35. As an added bonus, all series-pass holders will also receive an Old Fort Erie season pass for unlimited admission to the fort in 2021. All sessions begin at 7:00 PM.