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ANT318H5 Archaeological Fieldwork: Resources for Research

Resources assisting students in finding resources about Erindale and area history and pre-history.

Online Newspapers, Archives and Collections

WWI Christimas Card by crabchick on flickrOnline text collections are primary sources. Primary sources have been generated within the time period you are studying. In this course, you may find yourself doing hands-on explorations with primary sources, as well as gathering information about such sources through interviews with staff at Heritage Mississauga and other local organizations listed in the neighbouring text box.

SHA Online Guides

The Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA) offers a number of online guides to field methods:

Organizations to Visit or Contact

There are many collections or organizations you may wish to visit both online and in person. Curators at these institutions can help you find unique documents or point you towards new ideas.

Print-Only Directories or Collections

These resources are not available online, and they will point you to documents that are also mostly in print. Despite lack of convenient access, they will offer unique documents well worth the search time.

A Local History Podcast

"Bright Lights, Big Sauga" with host Claire Carver-Dias explores the intersection of Mississauga, academia, and human stories.

Episodes you might find helpful:

  • Layers in Time: In the inaugural episode of "Bright Lights, Big Burbs" host Claire Carver-Dias looks at the roots of modern Mississauga: How what happened back then shaped the place as it is now, ultimately changing the lives and experiences of those who pass through this place.
    To get a closer look at these layers in time, Claire visits with Mississauga historian Matthew Wilkinson. Join them to find out about, among other things, what happens when two West roads meet, and what is Mississauga's connection to Queen Victoria.
  • Juxtaposition: In our second episode, the first under new title "Bright Lights, Big Sauga," Claire Carver-Dias explores the many juxtapositions that define the relationship between Mississauga and the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM). Claire delves into the contrast between history and modernity, nature and architecture, and the personal versus the academic, all with the help of local experts.
  • Haunted: Host Claire Carver-Dias delves into the supernatural that coexists with the ordinary in "Haunted," the perfect episode to accompany the foggy, moody, and rainy days of late winter and early spring in Mississauga. Our invaluable local history experts and a beloved UTM professor help us discover and reflect on those (former) residents of our community who just cannot seem to move on...

  • Podcast Links and Credits:

    Professor Emeritus Thomas Mcilwraith
    Department of Geography, University of Toronto Mississauga

    Mr. Matthew Wilkinson, Mississauga Historian
    Heritage Mississauga
    “The Grange” 1921 Dundas St. W. Mississauga, ON L5K 1R2

    St. Peter's Anglican Erindale
    3041 Mississauga Rd, Mississauga, ON L5L 0B7