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.


Sir Isaac Brock Figurine

Sir Isaac Brock FigurineOur gift shop has recently added a Sir Issac Brock "Canadian Legends" Figurine for sale. The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation has excavated a number of half-penny tokens issued in 1816 to honour Sir Isaac Brock as the "Hero of Upper Canada". For more information about Brock and the tokens we have excavated, please see this PDF.

Job Opportunity: Archaeological Camp Counsellor

We are looking for a dynamic person with field school experience studying either Archaeology or Anthropology to fill the position of Archaeological Camp Counsellor with our summer excavation camp, "Can You Dig It?". You must have been a fulltime student in the previous semester and be intending to return to school in the fall to be eligible to apply. Full details are available here. Resumes should be forwarded to:

The Kingston Archaeological Centre
611 Princess St., Kingston, ON, K7L 1E1
Attention Hannah Roth

Archaeology Week 2009

KINGSTON, ON, Beginning June 15, 2009 — Come and celebrate Archaeology Week with the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation from June 15th to June 20th. Visit us at Kingston's Historic Market Square as we kick off the week with participation in First Capital Day activities at Market Square. Throughout the week, join the celebration through activities at the Kingston Archaeological Centre. Finally join us Saturday for Doors Open to finish off the week of educational opportunities, free tours and a chance to learn about Kingston's exciting archaeological heritage. It will be a week to celebrate Archaeology in Kingston as well as visit our new Kingston Archaeological Centre location at 611 Princess Street. For more information, please download the schedule of events (PDF) or contact us.

The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation Governance and Policies

We've recently made available for download our governance and policy documents. If you have any questions about our governance and policies, please contact us.

Archaeology Public Day 2009

We will be holding our annual Public Day on Wednesday, July 29 beginning at 1:30 pm. You are invited to Point Frederick, near the Memorial airplane along the Cataraqui River, to explore our excavation of the Naval Cottages. The excavation is part of Eastern Ontario's only archaeological camp, Can You Dig It?".

Meet both professional archaeologists and camp participants, and join them for fun archaeology-themed games and refreshments. This will be an excellent opportunity to ask our staff questions about archaeology, the camp, and about the history of a site that helped make Canada. Please contact us for more information.

Archaeology Week, June 15 to 19

Archaeology Week 2009 kicks off with First Capital Day on Monday, June 15th, when CARF will have a booth at Market Square during the festivities. More details are coming soon about events to be held throughout the week. We hope to see you on First Capital Day at Kingston's Heritage Market Square.

New Facilities for the Kingston Archaeological Centre

The Kingston Archaeological Centre has moved to a new facility at 611 Princess Street. For details, please see the Kingston Archaeological Centre section of our website.

Find out more

Breaking Old Ground

The Story of the Kingston Archaeological Centre

Come and explore our new look:

Saturday March 7, 2009
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

611 Princess St. (at Albert)

There will be a ribbon cutting at 3:00 p.m. sharp, followed by tours and refreshments. For more information, please contact us.

Read the PDF invitation