The Schreiber Wood archaeological project takes place on the north end of University of Toronto Mississauga campus on lands once owned by Weymouth Schreiber and his family. This website will serve as a repository for content and links related to the Schreiber Wood Project. Additional content will be posted here soon.
Project origin and goals
- The Schreiber Wood archaeological project was initiated for the ANT318H5 archaeological field school at UTM, with a focus on the cultural landscape created by the Schreiber family.
- One of the project's first goals was identifying the location of Mount Woodham, a house that was located on what is today part of the UTM campus.
The Mystery of Mount Woodham Project
The Mystery of Mount Woodham Project aims to highlight and provide broader outreach on student-involved research at UTM through the example of the Department of Anthropology’s annual archaeological field school.
The Archaeological Field School Comes to Campus: 10 Years of the Schreiber Wood Project at the University of Toronto Mississauga by Michael Brand, Trevor Orchard, and Sarah Ranlett appears in the Fall 2022 issue of ArchNotes, the newsletter of the Ontario Archaeological Society.
Uncovering the History of UTM: A reflection on advanced archaeological fieldwork by Kiara Kim appears in the Fall 2021 issue of Young Anthropology.
Research posters presented at the 2023 Canadian Archaeological Association conference
- The Schreiber Wood Project: Late 19th and Early 20th century Dental Hygiene Practices in Ontario (Sarah Sayeed)
- Reconstructing Roadways of a Late 19th to Mid-20th Century Settler Site in Southern Ontario (Aliya Moore, Sarah Sayeed, Leann Ling)
- Beyond Basic Zooarchaeological Analyses: A Preliminary Catalogue of Skeletal Remains with Pathological Conditions in the UTM Comparative Faunal Collection (Nina Le, Ya Qi Mo, Trevor J. Orchard, and Michael Brand)
Research posters presented at the 2022 Canadian Archaeological Association conference
The conference was held in a hybrid format in Edmonton, with students participating virtually.
- (Re-)Imagining the Schreiber Wood Landscape: Digital Reconstructions of 19th Century Settler Occupations at the University of Toronto Mississauga (Mahalia Johnna Baguio, Ya Qi Mo) *Winner of CAA Best Undergraduate Student Poster award.
- 3D Reconstruction of A Cultural Landscape: Interpreting Shadowmere of the Schreiber Estate (Kiara Kim, Yunfei Lin)
Research posters presented at the 2022 Ontario Archaeological Association Symposium
The symposium was held at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario.
- Considering Childhood Experiences in a Late 19th Century Settler-Colonial Household: Children’s Toys from the Schreiber Wood Project (Leann Ling) *Winner of OAS Best Student Poster award.
- Glass Vessels from a Late 19th – Early 20th Century Residential Site: A Preliminary Study (Ya Qi Mo, Nina Le, Kiara Y.R. Kim, Sarah Ranlett, Michael Brand, Trevor J. Orchard)
Research posters presented at the 2020 Ontario Archaeological Society Virtual Symposium
A virtual poster session included a series of four posters by UTM students, faculty, and staff exploring ongoing research on collections generated by the Schreiber Wood Project, which encompasses both the annual UTM Anthropology archaeological field school and the ongoing departmental work study program.
- Facilitating Student Research on Field School Collections (Sarah Ranlett, Michael Brand, and Trevor Orchard)
- Ceramic Assemblage and Decorative Typology (Natasa Zdjellar, Cinda Johnson, S. Ranlett, M. Brand, and T. Orchard)
- Life at a Glance as Seen through Ceramics (Mahalia Johnna Baguio, C. Johnson, S. Ranlett, M. Brand, and T. Orchard) *Winner of OAS Best Student Poster award.
- Playing through History (Andrew Dasilva Furtado, S. Ranlett, M. Brand, and T. Orchard)
Yasmine Vella received the award for the OAS Best Student Paper award for "Using Legacy Collections at University of Toronto Mississauga for Undergraduate Research", co-authored with Dr. David Smith.