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What exactly is "archaeology"?

Archaeology is the scientific study of the physical evidence of past human societies recovered through excavation. In Ontario, humans have occupied and been altering the landscape for more than 11,000 years. As most of this time was recorded through oral tradition, the purpose of archaeology is to collect physical evidence left behind in order to help provide a better understanding of the past.

What information do you need to provide a proposal?

In order to provide a complete cost estimate and schedule, CAGI requires detailed information regarding the project such as size of the project area, location (address, lot/concession/township), description of the project area (low-lying and wet, treed, previous disturbance, etc.), deadlines, etc.

If you’re interested in a quotation, please fill out this form and send it, along with a plan or orthographic image of your project, to

How long does it take to have a report cleared by the Ministry?

The Ministry tries to review reports as soon as possible; howeverver due to high volume of reports submitted, it can take months for a review officer to review a file. Currently the Ministry is not able to provide a time frame for report review. Once the Ministry is satisfied with an archaeological report, they will issue a “Satisfaction Letter”. If you require a letter from the Ministry for your project by a specific date, it is recommended to submit a request for an expedited review.

What is Archaeology?

Join the Museum of Archaeology’s, Dr. Heather Hatch, for a brief introduction
to Archaeology and learn about what archaeologists do.

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The Central Archaeology Group Inc.
2401 5th Line East
Campbellford, Ontario, CA
K0L 1L0

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