NCC’s Assessment and Rescue of Archaeological Legacy in the Capital Region: Summary of Results

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:00

The erosion of ancient shorelines along coasts and inland rivers and lakes due to sea level rise, and the increased frequency and severity of flooding has been characterized as a global crisis for the preservation of archaeological resources.

In 2018, the National Capital Commission initiated the Assessment and Rescue of Archaeological Legacy (ARAL) project to address the damage caused by the 2017 spring flood and ongoing erosion of the archaeological resources in Canada’s Capital Region. The NCC’s archaeologist Ian Badgley will present and discuss the preliminary results of this important study.

CLICK HERE for a reading list prepared with the assistance of the Ottawa Public Library to accompany this lecture.


The lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register.


Ian Badgley obtained a Master’s degree in Anthropology, University of Toronto, in 1974, with specialization in the archaeology of pre-contact Arctic cultural adaptations. Over the years, he has worked at the University of Toronto, the Université de Québec à Montréal, several cultural organizations and as a consultant, acquiring extensive experience in academic research as well as cultural resource management. Since 2009, Ian has been the archaeologist of the National Capital Commission’s Heritage Program.

Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2