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In pictures: A tour of the Sustainable Archaeology McMaster centre in Hamilton

The facility has been developed to store and study hundreds of thousands of ancient artifacts, chronicling 12 thousand years of human history.

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Operations manager, Meghan Burchell in the storage area of the new Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton. The facility has been developed to store and study hundreds of thousands of ancient artifacts, chronicling 12 thousand years of human history.

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Operations manager, Meghan Burchell in the new Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton.

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Operations manager, Meghan Burchell looks at a racoon skull in the new Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton.

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Operations manager, Meghan Burchell measures one of many pieces of clay pottery at the new Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton.

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The skull of a dog that had tuberculosis sits on foam while being examined at a new facility called Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton.

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The skull of a dog that had tuberculosis sits on foam while being examined at the new Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton.

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A Jesuit ring, found at the Hood site is held by Meghan Burchell at a new facility called Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton.

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Pieces of clay pottery are spread out on a table at the new Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton.

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Research associate Sean Doyle holds a Image of Our Lady of Loretto holy medal that would have been given to the neutral tribes by the Jesuit in the 1600s.

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Director and principal investigator Aubrey Cannon is photographed among the stacks of boxes in the storage area of the new Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton.

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Anthropology major Murray Clayton uses a micro drill to scrape away minute samples of a mussel shell at the new facility called Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton.

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Research associate Sean Doyle uses a microscope to study an Our Lady of Loretto holy medal that would have been given to the neutral tribes by the Jesuit in the 1600s.

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A paleoindian fluted point is held by Meghan Burchell at the new Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton.

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Samples of deer bones sit in a rack at the new Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton.

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Samples of crude stone drills sit next to a ruler. A new facility called Sustainable Archaeology McMaster, housed in the McMaster Innovation Centre in Hamilton, has been developed to store and study hundreds of thousands of ancient artifacts, chronicling 12 thousand years of human history.

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