Peter Timmins
Department of Anthropology


The University of Western Ontario

archaeological survey

Archaeological survey

Research Projects

The Brian Site: A Late Ontario Iroquoian Village

The Brian site is a large Iroquoian village (ca. 1450-1500 A.D.), located in southeast London, Ontario. This project involves the synthesis of data from several investigations of the site, including those undertaken by the London Museum of Archaeology in the 1980s, a series of field schools undertaken by the University of Western Ontario in the 1990s, and large scale mitigative excavations undertaken in 2001 and 2002.



The Thames Valley Parkway Archaeological Project 

In 1999 and 2000, as a UWO field school and public archaeology initiative, I undertook the excavation of a portion of the Thames Valley Trail (TVT) site, an undisturbed, buried, multi-component campsite located on the floodplain of the Thames River in London, Ontario.  The site yielded stratified evidence of Middle Woodland, Transitional Woodland, and late 18th-early 19th century occupations. The ongoing analysis will contribute to our understanding of Aboriginal settlement systems during the Middle Woodland, Transitional Woodland, and early historic periods in southwestern Ontario.



Iroquoian pipe from Dorchester, Ontario

A concave base point from South Bend, Ontario