Londoners are joining archaeology enthusiasts around the world to celebrate International Archaeology Day.
The Museum of Ontario Archaeology, the London Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society, Heritage and ASI Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Services for the City of London have organized a series of activities that are taking place at the musuem until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.
Visitors can explore artifacts on display in the gallery and view the Fall exhibit of contemporary First Nations art.
Attendees will be able to tour the site of an Iroquoian village from 400 years ago. Children will have the opportunity to make their own arrowhead using the traditional methods of Canada’s indigenous peoples.
Attendees can also participate in a walking tour of Medway Valley to learn about its history from the ice age to the present day.
Dr. Ron Williamson and Jonas Fernandez of ASI will discuss modern ways that municipalities are managing cultural resources and how London’s updated management plan will help preserve its archaeological heritage at 12 p.m.
The public is encouraged to bring in local artifacts to have them identified by Dr. Chris Ellis, Anthropological Archaeologist at Western University.
Admission to the museum and the events are free.