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Le ROM se souvient: L’histoire du ROM vue par ses visiteurs

Les visiteurs nous disent que nous jouons un rôle important dans leur vie. Vous pouvez nous aider à faire revivre cent ans de collections, d’expositions, d’interprétation et de participation du public. Faites-nous part de vos impressions et de vos souvenirs. Vous pouvez aussi commenter ceux

Adopt a Journal

Academic journals are vital to the research of the ROM collections; several of the journals the ROM Libraries hold are either extremely scarce or are not available anywhere else in the city. As subscription costs to these journals continue to rise, please support the ROM Libraries by adopting a

Inde des princes et Raj britannique: Les photographies du raja Deen Dayal

Inde des princes et Raj britannique: Les photographies du raja Deen Dayal

Du 20 avril 2013 au 12 janvier 2014 Aile Hilary et Galen Weston, niveau 3   Le raja Deen Dayal (1844-1905) est le premier photographe indien à se faire connaître sur la scène internationale. Saluée pour sa beauté remarquable, sa subtilité esthétique et sa maîtrise technique, l’œuvre de

Nature meets Culture at Archaeology Weekend!

Nature meets Culture at Archaeology Weekend!

Humans would have been aware of the other creatures that shared their world from earliest times. At first they would have had an eye towards possible predators or competitors, then possible prey as they became hunters.  As the cognitive ability of Early Humans developed, they would observe the

Archaeological Analysis: Pieces of the Past

Archaeological Analysis: Pieces of the Past

  Historic Archaeology is the study of people who lived during the past 200 years or so by looking at the artifacts they left behind. An artifact is anything made or used by people. An artifact can be anything from a 10,000 year old stone tool, to the pop can you recycled after yesterday's

Layer Profile- Munsell Site (A Fictional Historic Excavation)

The Munsell site is a fictional historic site created by the ROM, and located in Toronto. Let's assume the original Munsell home is still standing. Historic research from primary sources, (records written when the Munsell family were still living on the site) show that the house was built in

Layer One- Sod and topsoil layer

Pharmaceutical or medicine bottles were common in the 19th and 20th centuries until it was no longer legal to sell "medicines" without a licence. People, especially women due to the large number of "medicines" devoted to relieving "female problems," were becoming

Layer Three- Mixed occupation and fill layer

Here is what was found in layer 3-  a piece of flow blue, transferware ceramic, which dates from around the mid 1830s.  Transferware was less expensive than imported, hand painted Chinese porcelain, and the affordability of flow blue items were attractive for many Victorian middle class families.

Layer Four- Fill from the top part of the privy, thrown into level off the hole

Here is what was found in layer 4- a crown cap closures on soda pop bottles, which dates from after 1892 in the US.  This means that the date for Canada would be slightly later, because it would take some time for the technology to travel north to Canada. Although not as popular now as they were

Layer Five- The privy pit

A Canadian coin stamped with the date 1890, the year it was made was uncovered in layer 5.     Pieces of wheatsheaf moulded ware were also found in layer 5.  The maker's mark on the bottom of one of the sherds reads "J. and G. Meakin".  In the 19th century J. & G. Meakin