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.

Past Projects

Stage 1 Archaeological and Heritage Assessment of Highway 7 from Highway 7B to Highway 134, Peterborough County

Project no 99-18

Prepared for Earth Tech (Canada) Inc.

The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation was retained to conduct the archaeological and heritage assessment component of a preliminary Design/Environmental Assessment study of a 7.2 km long section of Highway 7 near Peterborough, Ontario. An analysis of known archaeological and historic data, local geography and topography and the existing built landscape resulted in a ranking of archaeological potential for each of the three major sections of the corridor.

Stage 2: Belle Island BbGc-6, Kingston, Ontario. Stage 2 Archaeological Assessment for Re-Interment

Project No. 00-11

Prepared for the City of Kingston

Working in conjunction with First Nations, the City of Kingston and the province of Ontario, the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation conducted testing to determine a suitable location for the reinterment of human remains on Belle Island in the Greater Cataraqui River. The second of three potential locations was found to be suitable, being close to the original interments, sufficiently distant from the eroding shoreline, with sufficient soil depth for these and any future interments if necessary and lacking substantial cultural deposits.

Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment of Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Project No. 02-03

Prepared for Public Works and Government Services Canada

Construction of a new building at the Connaught Range and Primary Training Centre required a Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment of the development area due primarily to its proximity to the Ottawa River. Research conducted by the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation determined a moderate to high potential for the presence of pre-contact archaeological resources and a moderate potential for the presence of historic remains.

Stage 4 Archaeological Mitigation & Osteological Analysis: BbGc-87: Union Cemetery (1827-1875), Bethel Church Property, 314 Johnson Street, Kingston Ontario

Project No. 02-27

Prepared for Bethel Church Congregation

An unknown and unapproved cemetery was discovered in 2002 during mechanical excavation for the foundations of a new annex to Bethel Church. Under the authorization of an investigative order, subsequently followed by a disinterment order issued by the Cemeteries Regulation Section of the provincial government, the Foundation conducted an excavation and disinterment of the disturbed graves. The excavated human remains were reinterred shortly thereafter.

Stage 4 Archaeological Excavation of New Dormitory 2, Royal Military College, BbGc-43, Kingston, Ontario

Project No. 04-01

Prepared for Canadian Forces Base Kingston, Defence Construction Canada

Preliminary testing at the site of a new residence at RMC on Point Frederick in Kingston indicated the existence of significant cultural resources. During 2004 a large scale excavation of the development site was undertaken by the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation, revealing evidence of both pre-contact and historic occupations, with the discovery of numerous features and artifacts relating to the early British occupation of the site.

The Marmora Ironworks (BcGk-7) Stage 4 Archaeological Mitigation of a Proposed Water Treatment Plant in the Village of Marmora

Project No. 04-21, 05-18 (Stage 4)

Prepared for The Municipality of Marmora and Lake

The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation undertook a Stage 4 archaeological excavation to mitigate impacts on significant structural remains of the Marmora Ironworks (1819 - 1857), the first hard rock smelting facility in Ontario.

Market Square, Stage 2 testing and Stage 4 excavation of the Market Square, Kingston, Ontario, BbGc-88

Project No. 05-16

Prepared for City of Kingston

Stage 2 testing at Market Square in downtown Kingston in 2002 and 2003 identified the remains of 200 years of commercial activity at the site. Stage 4 excavations in 2005 were approached in such a manner as to preserve in situ as much of the site as possible and excavate only those areas directly affected by construction for the Market Square Revitalization Project.

Stage 4 Excavation of the Cartwright Property, Kingston, Ontario, BbGc-91

Project No. 06-15

Prepared for City of Kingston

Stage 2 testing by the Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation at the site of a new sports arena in Kingston led to the discovery of intact archaeological resources dating to the late eighteenth century. The Foundation was contracted to conduct the extensive Stage 4 excavation of the property during the summer of 2006.

Stages 2 & 3 Archaeological Assessment 326 Bagot Street, Queen & Bagot Kingston, Ontario, BbGc-91

Project No. 06-18

Prepared for Kincore Holdings Ltd.

Following the recommendations of a Stage 1 Assessment of the property situated at the intersection of Queen and Bagot Streets in Kingston, a Stage 2 & 3 subsurface testing program was conducted on the property by the Foundation prior to construction of an apartment complex. Significant cultural resources were not identified during testing and development proceded with limited archaeological monitoring during construction.