Please note that the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation and the Kingston Archaeology Centre have closed. This site is still available for historical and informational reasons, but none of the services or products described here are available anymore.


Susan Bazely Honoured by the OAS

Susan Bazely Honoured by the OASLocal archaeologist Sue Bazely's achievements over the past 25 years serving Kingston through public archaeology were honoured at the 2007 Ontario Archaeological Society's Symposium, in Kingston earlier this month. Bazely, executive director of the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation was the sole recipient of the 2007 Peggi Armstrong Award for Public Archaeology.

OAS Symposium 2007 a Great Success

Our thanks to everyone who attended OAS Symposium 2007, held in Kingston from November 2 to 4, 2007. Information about the Symposium that appeared on our website has been archived.

Tiny Trowels

Each Tuesday from 10 to 11 am at the Kingston Archaeological Centre, we offer a great educational program for children 3 to 7 years old, entitled "Tiny Trowels". The program features puppet shows, sing-alongs, and crafts all focused on the theme of Native North and South American legends. A new story is featured each week, so repeat visitors are not only welcome, but encouraged! At the conclusion of each weekly program, visitors are welcome to stay and enjoy our interpretive center free of charge, or to re-create an archaeological "dig" with the kids in our large dig simulation sandbox.

The cost of participating in "Tiny Trowels" is $1 per child, and the last session will take place on November 27. For more information about this and other programs, please contact us.

Ghoulish Graveyards: Cemeteries of Kingston

The 3rd Annual Autumn Lecture

At the Kingston Archaeological Centre on Devil's Night, October 30, 2007 at 7pm, the 'Ghoulish Graveyards: Cemeteries of Kingston' will be unearthed...well sort of. The 3rd Annual Autumn Lecture, October 30 at 7:00 will focus on the darker side of Kingston: everything you wanted to know about a graveyard and never got to ask. Two energetic speakers will answer those inquisitive questions that have been asked and now will be answered. Archaeologists Sue Bazely and Nick Gromoff will spark your imagination and bring you into a world seldom seen by the common person.

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Poster and Contest

Poster & ContestWe're proud to introduce our new poster, captioned "Become a part of history: Celebrating 25 Years of Archaeology in Kingston".

Become a Part of History: Celebrating 25 Years of Archaeology in Kingston

Become a Part of History: Celebrating 25 Years of Archaeology in KingstonArchaeology Week

Kingston has proclaimed the week of June 11 to 16 "Archaeology Week", and the mayor has issued a proclamation announcing the celebration.

The following Archaeology Week events will take place at the Kingston Archaeological Centre:

Can You Dig It? 2007

The registration form for Can You Dig It? 2007 is now available. You can pick it up at the Kingston Archaeological Centre, or download a PDF of the form directly from this site, then mail it or drop it off.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact us.

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Either Side of Contact: Ontario Archaeological Society Symposium 2007

Announcement and Call for Papers and Posters

From 2 to 4 November the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation invites you to the historic city of Kingston, an area witnessing thousands of years of Aboriginal occupation, the site of 17th and 18th century French fur trade post Fort Frontenac, and the strategic military and commercial centre of British Upper Canada during the 19th century. Much of this legacy still remains in the town's architecture and street names.

We have issued an initial Call for Papers and Posters.

Dig Into Spring this March Break

Join us for an archaeological adventure, Wednesday, March 14th from 9 am to 4 pm. To register, please contact us. Book early, registration is limited.

Lecture: The Ancient Maya: Archaeological Evidence for Pre-Columbian Warfare

In conjunction with KAAMS, the Kingston Association for Archaeology and Mediterranean Studies, CARF invites you to a lecture entitled The Ancient Maya: Archaeological Evidence for Pre-Columbian Warfare by Dr. Paul Healy of Trent University. The event takes place February 28, 2007 at 7:00pm; meet in room 327 Ellis Hall, Queen's University.