2008 News Archives

November 21, 2008

Lisa Hodgetts is a member of the design taskforce for the new Arctic Gallery at the London Regional Children's Museum.

November 15, 2008

Professor Jean-François Millaire provided an archaeological tour of the excavations in progress at the Gallinazo Group site in Peru to approximately one hundred students from the Colegio El Carmelo.

November 8, 2008

The research of Dr. Karl Hele, Department of Anthropology and Director of First Nations Studies at Western, was featured in a front page newspaper article in THE SAULT STAR on November 8/08. The article reported on his research examining how the establishment of the Canadian-American border in the area impacted local First Nations Communities. It also reported on the official launch of his new edited book on the topic of First Nations and Borderlands in the Great Lakes (Wilfred Laurier Press) that was to be held that evening.

November 2008

Dr. Andrew Nelson's work on the ROM mummies was featured on a kids' science TV show: “Unwrapping a Mummy” – Eye Spy - Sci-Q, Discovery Channel/Smithsonian TV (aired November 2008)

October 19, 2008

At the Annual Meeting of the Ontario Archaeological Society in Vaughan, Ontario on October 19, 2008, Dr. Chris Ellis presented an illustrated workshop on the recognition and identification of distinctive Ontario stone artifacts characteristic of the various time periods between 13,000 and 3000 years ago. The audience consisted of professionals, students and interested members of the general public.

October 17, 2008

Nancy VanSas, a current Masters student at the University of Western Ontario, is the Program & Exhibit Coordinator at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, London. In addition, she is the President of the London Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society and the Archaeological Representative for the London Advisory Committee on Heritage (LACH). Nancy recently conducted a session on Careers in Archaeology at the Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium in North York on October 17, 2008.

July 3, 2008

Professor Christopher Ellis presented an illustrated public lecture/talk entitled: “Vignettes of Lambton County (and Vicinity) Archaeology, 13,000 to 500 years ago” to the monthly meeting of the Lambton County Historical Society, hosted by the Arkona Historical Society, Arkona, Ontario on Thursday, June 26, 2008. A description of the presentation was included in the July 3, 2008 issue of THE STANDARD, the newspaper that serves Forest, Arkona and surrounding areas. For doing the presentation, Dr. Ellis received a gift from the Historical Society of a map of important historic and pre-European era locations in Lambton County and a photo of that presentation was included in the article.

June 14, 2008

Professor Christopher Ellis’ archaeological excavations at the 4000 year old Davidson Archaic site near Parkhill & Thedford, Ontario, including the discovery of what are probably the oldest houses known from Ontario, was broadcast on the A-Channel (Channel 10 London) News in a two minute feature segment on July 29/08 (rebroadcast across Ontario on other channels such as CITY-TV in Toronto). Professor Ellis also provided an archaeological tour of the excavations in progress and a talk/presentation on the excavations and research to the over 50 participants of the “Strathroy-Caradoc Communities in Bloom” Bus Tour through southwestern Ontario entitled “A Journey Though Time” led by adjunct department faculty member Dr. Brian Deller on Saturday, June 14, 2008.

April 24, 2008

Professor Jean-François Millaire was a guest speaker at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in conjunction with the special exhibit Secret Riches: Ancient Peru Unearthed. The lecture title was “Tomb Treasures in Pre-Columbian Peru.”

January 19, 2008

Professor Jean-François Millaire was interviewed by Le Devoir on the effects of mining projects on Peru’s archaeological patrimony. Interview in December 2007.

January 16, 2004

Scans help reveal mummy's shrouded face. A museum in southern Ontario unveiled the mysterious face of a mummy on Friday. The Chatham-Kent museum waited 60 years to put a face to the mummy. Dr. Andrew Nelson - Full Story on CBC.ca [HERE].