On May 11, the Department of Anthropology celebrated the opening of the permanent exhibit, Uncovering Our Early Past: First Nations in Toronto. The exhibition is on display in the Anthropology building lobby at 19 Russell St.
The objects featured in the permanent exhibit comprise evidence from archaeological research that provide information about the lives of First Nations ancestors and reveal how their knowledge and beliefs shaped Toronto. (Photo by Jon Horvatin)
Luc Lainé, chargé d'affaires, Huron-Wendat Nation (right) and Joanne Thomas, consultation point person, Six Nations (left) are looking at a fired clay pot from 700 - 600 years ago. (Photo by Jon Horvatin)
A pot of fired clay from 700 - 600 years ago. (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
A rim sherd of fired clay from 1500-600 years ago (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
"Le Chemin des Hommes," by Manon Sioui. Wendake Quebec (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
Various casts of fluted points from Palaeo-Indian period, 10,000 - 6000 years ago (Photo by Caz Zyvatkauskas)
Cast of a Mammoth toot (top left) from 4.5 million - 4500 years ago and the bones and cranium of a Caribou.
Jacques Huot, a member of the Wendake First Nation looks at the pot sherds and pipe fragments on display. (Photo by Jon Horvatin)
Jacques Huot, a member of the Wendake First Nation talking with Professor Susan Pfeiffer of the Department of Anthropology (left) and an exhibition attendee. (Photo by Jon Horvatin)
(From left to right) Susan Pfeiffer (professor of anthropology, U of T), Barbara Harris (councillor at Six Nations of Grand River), Luc Lainé (Huron-Wendat Nation) and Joanne Thomas (consultation point person for Six Nations). (Photo by Jon Horvatin)
Postdoctoral Fellow Christopher Charles, from U of T's Isotrace Laboratory, shares his tales of space rocks at a free public lecture—the latest in the Our Planet in Focus series jointly presented by the University of Toronto and Toronto Public Libraries.