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The Centre for Sustainable Archaeology to provide safe storage for First Nations artifacts – Anishinabek News

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201939 Views

LONDON— At the end of a quiet residential street in London’s north end sits a long, low building that is becoming home to more and more First Nations’ historical artifacts from across Ontario.

One of the province’s largest private archaeological companies, Archaeological Services Inc., transferred 2,000 boxes of artifacts to the Centre for Sustainable Archaeology at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology in late May. The artifacts come from more than 700 sites dating from some of Ontario’s earliest occupations through to the 20th century.

The new acquisitions mean the facility, built around 10 years ago, now houses over 7,000 boxes containing millions of artifacts spanning 13,000 years of history. The centre, formerly a part of Western University, has quietly been acquiring artifacts and is now one of only two fully-equipped repositories in Ontario with the staff to act as professional guardians of the past.

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