The Peggi Armstrong
Public Archaeology Award 

Ron Williamson and Rob MacDonald receiving PAPA from Paul Lennox and Marian Clark

2005 Recipient
David Croft

For over 40 years, David has been active in the practice and promotion of archaeology in Eastern Ontario. An avocational archaeologist with professionnal standards, Dave is a well-known and popular figure at local workshops, digs and public presentations.

Dave, a founding member in 1971 of the Ottawa Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society, has contributed to the public's awareness of archaeology in many different ways. His great enthusiasm and ability to discuss his subject in layman's terms have been put to good use with school children of all ages. They love to see and try out his carefully researched replicas of prehistoric stone tools, as do the adults. He has participated in many local digs over the years, including work at Basin Depot in Algonquin Park and the Lafleur site in Bonnechere Park. When visitors to such digs have questions, Dave is always a willing interpreter of the work. In addition, Dave has been active with the Champlain Trail Museum in Pembroke.


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