The Trent University Archaeological Research Centre Celebrates Ten Years of Research Excellence


Community invited to Archaeological Centre Open House

Friday, April 15, 2011, Peterborough

The Trent University Archaeological Research Centre (TUARC) invites the public to an open house in celebration of its tenth anniversary on Wednesday, April 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the TUARC library and seminar room in the DNA Building (DNA C204).

TUARC was established in May 2001 to support archaeological research, to encourage the study of archaeology at Trent, and to educate the public about archaeology and cultural heritage. 

In its first decade, TUARC has grown from six to 33 members, sponsored public lectures and professional workshops, and provided research grants to support collaboration among anthropology graduate students and TUARC members, providing crucial funding and experiential learning for students on projects within the province, across Canada, and internationally, such as conducting bioarchaeological research in Mexico, excavations in Belize and experimental archaeology in Ontario.

TUARC builds on Trent's distinguished history of archaeology programs, research, and teaching, including the M.A program in anthropology, which has trained more than 170 students since 1974, a Tier II Canada Research Chair in archaeological studies and a new undergraduate degree program in archaeology, which provides students with options in anthropological and classical archaeology.


For more information, please contact: Marit K. Munson, director, Trent University Archaeological Research Centre, 705-748-1011 x 7503,