Dig into Niagara’s history and trace some of its most fascinating stories revealed through archaeological findings with this three-part online speaker series.
The History Through Archaeology series is delivered as a live-streamed, digital event. Tickets grant access using any computer, tablet or mobile device for these live, interactive sessions with notable archaeology experts and an Indigenous educator.
Tickets are $15 per event, or gain access to the entire series for $35. As an added bonus, all series-pass holders will also receive an Old Fort Erie season pass for unlimited admission to the fort in 2021. All sessions begin at 7:00 PM.
Seneca Decolonization through Archaeology with Jamie Jacobs
APRIL 21, 7 P.M. – 8 P.M. – $15
Explore the story of Western New York’s Tonawanda Seneca Nation through an archaeological lens with Jamie Jacobs. Learn about Seneca history in the region and uncover captivating archaeological findings that shed light into its complex decolonization.
13,000 Years of Indigenous Settlement in the Niagara Region with Dr. Rob Macdonald & Dr. Martin Cooper
MAY 19, 7 P.M. – 8 P.M. – $15
Archaeological evidence suggests that as the Laurentide Ice Sheet receded 13,000 years ago, Indigenous peoples adapted to a new landscape in the Great Lakes area. The location of their settlements and the technology they created demonstrate a transition that evolved for thousands of years. In this seminar, discover how Indigenous peoples responded to drastic landscape changes in the Niagara region, and shifted from a hunter-gatherer economy to an agricultural economy over the course of 2000 years.
1764 Fort Erie with Dr. John Triggs
JUNE 23, 7 P.M. – 8 P.M. – $15
In 2019, a group of archaeology students led by professor Dr. John Triggs made a stunning discovery when they found the remains of Ontario’s oldest British military fort. Hear the story of how modern archaeology pieced together the history of the first Fort Erie constructed in 1764. Join Dr. Triggs as he shares some of his team’s incredible findings and learn what life was like for the British and Indigenous inhabitants of this early Ontario community.