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Centre for Sustainable Archaeology

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Sustainable Archaeology is a collaborative initiative between the University of Western Ontario, in London, Ontario, and McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, advancing a sustainable form of archaeological practice and research.

Sustainable Archaeology is a collaborative initiative between Western University (SA:Western) and McMaster University (SA:McMaster) in southern Ontario, Canada, funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation (Ontario Research Fund). Sustainable Archaeology is a joint research facility – located at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology in London, and at McMaster’s Innovation Park in Hamilton – that will bring together thousands of previously inaccessible archaeological collections generated from across the Province of Ontario as a result of research and commercial consulting activity. At these facilities collections, field records and reporting are converted into digital information, 3D images and contextual datasets through use of an extensive digital imaging lab and integrative informational platform of databases. This informational platform comprising the compiled archaeological record – informed by both archaeological and descendant community cultural values – is then accessible to researchers and others from around the world to conduct innovative research, advance a sustainable form of archaeological practice, and, ultimately, explore the full range of Ontario’s rich archaeological material heritage.