Contact: Mark Ewer
24
Apr
2019
Hamilton AM
Regular Meeting Location
William's Fresh Cafe
47 Discovery Drive
Hamilton, ON  L8L 8K4
Canada

A presentation by Rudy Fecteau, Visiting Scholar, McMaster Paleoethnobotany Research Facility, Department of Archeology, McMaster University.  

In 2013, The J. Norman Emerson Silver Medal was presented to Rodolphe ‘ R u d y ’ D. Fecteau by president Neal Ferris of the Ontario Archeological Society for his extensive archaeobotanical and outreach work in the Ontario archaeological community. For nearly 40 years, Rudy has been involved in archaeological outreach programmes. He and his wife Margaret Ann have developed and delivered new and updated material to hundreds of people over the years. Rudy has also photodocumented the majority of OAS conferences and events as ‘the man behind the lens’. Rudy’s passion for archaeology stretches to archaeobotany, a field in which he has become one of the few experts in Ontario. Working in his ‘dungeon’, Rudy has sorted, analyzed, and reported on several hundred archaeobotanical assemblages culminating in a better understanding of pre and post-contact Aboriginal plant use in Northeastern North AmericaVisiting Scholar, McMaster Palaeoethnobotany Research Facility, Department of Archaeology, {MPERF} McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Visiting Scholar, McMaster Palaeoethnobotany Research Facility, Department of Archaeology, {MPERF} McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario