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.


Artwork Unveiling

We just unveiled the copper artwork on the side of our building by local metal artisan Barry Blunden. The artwork represents the iconic tools of the archaeologist. Look forward to the official unveiling that will take place later in 2012, until then drop be the Centre to see the beautiful artwork.

Copper Artwork

Holiday Hours

The Kingston Archaeological Centre will be closed over the holidays from December 26-January 2nd. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012. Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year!

Archaeology Hotspots Map

Check out the new Kingston Archaeology Hotspots map and explore the the history of Kingston through its many archaeological sites!

Season's greetings

Visit our gift shop for 10% off all purchases before December 23, 2011.
Explore our Holiday Wish List for great ways to help support the Foundation. Your support and donations are greatly appreciated!

Crossword Puzzle Answers

Here are the answers to our Fall Subsoil crossword puzzle:

4. Pompeii, 6. Investigator, 7. Tigris, 10. Canuntum, 14. Vasa, 15. Montreal, 16. Strata

1. Greek, 2. Viking, 3. Carter, 5. Machu Picchu, 8. Obelisk, 11. Nasca, 12. Troy, 13. Moai

A Woman's Place - A Glimpse into Kington's Past

A Short Story by CARF's Catherine Raby

Catherine Raby has written a new short story set in Kingston's past. It's entitled A Woman's Place - A Glimpse into Kington's Past, and it can be read here.

"Can You Dig It?"© 2011 has Ended

Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation's 16th annual "Can You Dig It?"© summer camp has now ended. It was a great success. We would like to thank our camp sponsors Bricaza Corporation and Paradiso Pizza & Subs for their generous support this year. Please watch for updated information on next year's 2012 "Can You Dig It?"© camp sessions this winter on our website.

Public Day

Please join us on July 27th from 2pm-4pm for our 16th annual Public Day at the excavation site of the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation's "Can You Dig It?"© Archaeology Camp, Eastern Ontario's only archaeology camp. Each year the Foundation's annual Public Day gives the public the opportunity to see an excavation underway. Meet the staff of the Foundation and camp participants at Canada's Penitentiary Museum, 555 King Street West (corner of Sir John A. MacDonald and King St.). There will be an opening address at 2:15 pm given by Dr.

Archaeology Week

Archaeology WeekArchaeology Week 2011 takes place June 20 to 24. We have planned a host of great events leading up to and during Archaeology Week, including:

Can You Dig It? 2011

Can You Dig It? 2011The dates and details for the 2011 edition of our Can You Dig It? summer camp are now available. New this year: Camp T-shirts sponsored by Bricaza Corp. and pizza lunch on Friday of each camp week provided by Paradiso Pizza & Subs.

Find out more

The Foundation is Seeking Applications for the Position of Director of Archaeology

We have published a Job Description and Statement of Qualifications for the position of Director of Archaeology. Applicants must submit a resume along with a covering letter to demonstrate how they meet the statement of qualifications for the position. Applicants must also provide the names and contact information for two references.

The application deadline has been extended beyond February 25, 2011: this position will remain available until it has been filled.

The full Description and Statement of Qualifications can be downloaded here. For submission information, please see the full description or visit our contact page.