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Closing Pandora’s Box: From Salvage Archaeology to In-Situ Preservation of Contact Period Aboriginal Sites in Ontario

Author(s): Jim Sherratt

Year: 2014

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The implementation of new policies in Ontario regarding archaeology signals a renewed commitment to in-situ preservation of archaeological sites in Ontario. The new policies provide opportunities for First Nations to participate in the decision making and for new partners in the effort to reverse the trend of mitigation of archaeological sites by excavation to a more sustainable model of in-situ preservation and conservation. This paper will explore the historical development and future directions of the archaeology of post contact Aboriginal sites in Ontario.


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Closing Pandora’s Box: From Salvage Archaeology to In-Situ Preservation of Contact Period Aboriginal Sites in Ontario. Jim Sherratt. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437310)


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PaperId(s): SYM-74,02

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America