Scarlett Janusas Archaeology Inc. (SJAI) is a multi-tiered, multi-disciplinary archaeological and heritage consulting company. Our associates include staff and sub-consultants whose specific skill sets are utilized to provide best fit-best result projects. Specialists are retained on an as needed basis for floral/faunal analysis and human osteology.
Our staff and associates are located in Kingston, the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton, London, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Owen Sound, and Tobermory, Ontario. We conduct archaeological work anywhere in the province of Ontario, on land and underwater, on prehistoric, historic Indigeneous and historic sites.
We have an inclusive work environment and SJAI is aligned with core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for our staff, associates and clients.
SJAI’s team of archaeologists and specialists have the expertise to conduct accurate field and lab work, and to analzye both with the end result of a report that meets the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport’s regulatory standards.
Staff and associates include:
- Ms. Scarlett Janusas, President of the company, and an experienced land and underwater archaeologist, with experience in both prehistoric and historic archaeology, and over 40 years’ field, lab, report and management experience
- Ms. Susan Bazely, Senior Archaeologist and Education Coordinator, with 33 years’ experience
- Dr. Thomas Arnold, Senior Archaeologist and surveyor, 33 years’ experience
- Mr. James Bandow, Senior Archaeologist, 30 years’ experience
- Mr. Pete Demarte, Field Archaeologist, over 8 years experience
- Ms. Chelsea Robert, Field Archaeologist and Lab Manager, over 10 years experience
- Mr. Patrick Folkes, a recognized marine and land historian with over 40 years research experience
- Ms. Gina Martin, land conveyancer, historian and genealogist with over 28 years’ experience
- Dr. Kimberly Monk, marine archaeologist, with 25 years diving experience
- Mr. Douglas Sweiger, a material culture specialist in small arms and military history with over 30 years’ experience
- Mr. David Gilchrist, a marine archaeologist and teaching specialist with over 33 years’ experience
- Mr. Jim Garrington, Shark Marine Technologies for geophysical projects, marine
Scarlett Janusas is the President of Scarlett Janusas Archaeology Inc.. Scarlett obtained a 4 years honours degree from the University of Western Ontario, and then received an MA in Anthropology with a specialization in archaeology from Trent University. Scarlett holds a current and active archaeological licence (P027) and has over 40 years of experience in the archaeology and heritage fields.
Scarlett was the Regional Archaeologist for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo for seven years – creating an archaeology division within the planning and development department. She then returned to the consulting business and managed and directed projects ranging from two persons to 60. Her experience as project lead/manager has allowed Scarlett to develop administrative and management skills to ensure that projects are run efficiently, quickly, and with an assurance that the client’s end product is more than satisfactory.
Scarlett also served as the Vice-President of the Association of Professional Archaeologists for two years, followed by two successive terms as President. She also served as President for 10 years for the Ontario Marine Heritage Committee, and is currently the Chair for the Tobermory Hyperbaric Facility. These positions have provided Scarlett with the skillsets to liaise, manage, direct, interface, and ensure that all facets of every project are conducted appropriately, efficiently, with proper licensing, and that the end product is a quality product.
Scarlett has experience in both prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, having conducted projects from Stage 1 to Stage 4, where Stage 4 could result in either full excavation or ensuring a protection/site avoidance plan is in place. She has an active archaeological license (P027), and is able to conduct underwater archaeology as well. Her projects have taken her to northern Ontario, and across the breadth of southern Ontario from Windsor to Cornwall. She has conducted small scale projects, as well as very large projects (East-West Transmission Line – 580 km long – Stage 1), Highway 407 Extension (Phases 1 and 2 – 32 historic Euro-Canadian sites, Stages 3 – 4), and multi green energy projects.
Most recently, Scarlett managed a crew of 48 people working on 12 Stage 3 and 4 excavations of Euro-Canadian sites for the Highway 407 Extension for Blackbird 407 General Partnership (2015-2016). This project is worth over $1.2 million dollars. Scarlett is involved with another exciting project as Project Archaeologist for the search and recovery of the AVRO Arrow models in Lake Ontario.
In addition to the archaeological background and administrative roles outlined above, Scarlett also has conservation planning service expertise. She developed the first archaeological master plan in Ontario for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, updated the same with new GIS technical support, developed an economic marine archaeological masterplan for the Christian Island First Nations, updated the Point Pelee National Park Cultural Management Plan, and most recently (2015) developed an archaeological sensitivity plan and archaeological protection plan for the Highway 407 Extension (Phase 1 and Phase II).
James Bandow is a Professional Archaeologist with more than 30 years’ experience in research, education, and cultural resource management. This includes postings in government, conservation areas, museums, engineering firms, and universities. This experience includes archaeological survey and reconnaissance; aerial survey and photo imaging; geophysical sensing and geomatics; archaeological excavation (Stages 1 – 4); materials analysis; museum collections management and education programing. Mr. Bandow’s’ project experience ranges from small scale property severances to large scale highway and pipeline projects. This includes archaeological mitigation of both historic Canadian settlement sites and pre-contact First Nations site surveys and excavation. This province wide experience extends to the lower Great Lakes area, the Canadian Shield, and the Hudson Bay lowlands. James Bandow is a graduate of McMaster University. He has several vocational and professional affiliations including a Professional Archaeological Licence from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS), a Diploma in Sustainable Development (Mohawk College), WHIMIS (updated 2015), a UAV Training Certificate (2016), and a Diploma in Geophysical and Non-Intrusive Survey (USFS). He is a member of the Canadian Archaeological Association (CAA), the Centre for American Archaeology (CAA), and the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). James is currently engaged in two courses: Subsurface Images Using GPR (using FIDAR & PulseEKKO PRO) at Sensoft; and, the Commercial UAV Training Program (Wellington – Waterloo Flight Centre) and upon completion of that, the SFOP License (Senior Flight Operations Pilot) to qualify to fly UAV (drones) weighing more than 35Kg.
Thomas Arnold will be one of the Project Team Leads/Project Archaeologists. Tom has a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Simon Fraser University, a M.A. in Archaeology from University of Calgary and an Hons. BA in Anthropology from the University of Western Ontario. Tom holds a Professional license with the MTCS (P006). He has over 33 years of experience in archaeology that has included work in Ontario, Western Canada, the Maritimes, northern Newfoundland and Fiji. Tom has done both research and CRM oriented work and has taught university level courses and field schools in archaeology. Although his primary focus and specialty has been on Pre-Contact lithic tool analysis, he has conducted or participated in field research on Palaeo-Indian, Archaic, Woodland and Historic period sites in Ontario. Tom acted as interim Regional Archaeologist for Regional Municipality of Waterloo managing the archaeology division and updating the archaeological master plan for 8 months in early 1990s. In 2008-2009, Tom worked for the Ministry of Transportation reviewing reports, assessing proposals, acting as First Nations Contact, managing projects, creating and maintaining database and files, conducting archaeological assessments and writing reports, and providing advice to other MTO staff on archaeological and heritage matters. Tom has been an associate of SJAI for five years, but has worked informally with SJAI for over 10 years.
Sue Bazely will be one of the Project Team Leads/Project Archaeologists/Lab Manager. Sue has an MA in Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Leicester (UK) and BA in Anthropology (Archaeology) from the University of Toronto, and is currently completing her PhD at Queen’s University. She holds a professional licence (P020) in archaeology from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and has over 33 years’ experience in historical archaeology in Ontario. Sue has participated in and directed excavations on numerous nationally significant sites in the Kingston region and Eastern Ontario in both research and Cultural Resource Management capacities. A prominent figure in public archaeology and education programs, Sue Bazely received the Peggi Armstrong Award for Public Archaeology from the Ontario Archaeological Society in 2007. She has worked with all levels of government, and numerous heritage organizations, including as a director on the Board of the Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries & Historic Sites, Save Ontario Shipwrecks, and Preserve Our Wrecks Kingston. Recent work includes directing the field school in British Archaeology at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, UK – the project received a three-year grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to study climate change in the medieval period.
Pete Demarte has a B.A. (Hons.) Degree in Anthropology with an Interdisciplinary Minor in Archaeology from McMaster University, and is currently working toward completing his M.A. in Archaeology at Trent University. Pete has eight years’ experience performing archaeological fieldwork and report preparation in Ontario, holds a Research Licence (R1073) with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and is a member in good standing with the Ontario Archaeological Society and the Society of American Archaeology. His Ontario publications include those related to his work in archaeological excavations (Stages 1 – 4), artifact analysis, mapping and built heritage and cultural landscape impact assessments. Pete has directed fieldwork both as an Undergraduate T.A. and M.A. candidate with Trent University (Belize), and as Field Director with Ontario-based CRM companies. He has surveyed and excavated Pre-Contact, Early Euro-Canadian and Multi-Component sites throughout the province, including the Canadian Shield region, and is proficient in the use of various GIS data collection and mapping methods, including LiDAR surveys. In addition to his Ontario archaeological research, as a member of the Social Archaeology Research Program (SARP) and Socio-Ecological Entanglement in Tropical Societies (SETS) projects, Pete, researches several ancient civilizations in both Central America (Belize, Guatemala and Mexico) and Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand, etc.), and he remains active in contributing to fieldwork, publications and conference presentations on these tropical culture areas.
Ms. Chelsea Robert has a B.A. (Hons.) Degree in Archaeology from Wilfred Laurier University.
She has been working with Scarlett Janusas Archaeology Inc. since 2007 in various capacities and has become an integral part of the firm. Chelsea grew up along the rugged shorelines of Georgian Bay in the small tourist town of Tobermory, Ontario.
Patrick Folkes is an historian and marine historian with over 40 years of experience. Patrick has two BA’s in history, an MA in history, all from York University. Graduate study was in the fields of nineteenth century Ontario, North American social and labour history, and oceanic trade and navigation in the 16th and 17th centuries. Further studies undertaken at York University and the University of Waterloo, toward a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Geography) degree, includes courses in historic landscape geography, conservation and urbanization, applied climatology, geomorphology and soils, and cultural and physical geography.
Patrick has provided Scarlett Janusas with historic research on both land and marine projects since 1996. Patrick is currently writing a book on the shipwreck of the Asia, and its social and cultural impacts.
Gina Martin is a past land conveyancer, and very familiar with the land registry office and its documents, and an historian and genealogist (over 28 years’ experience). Gina obtained a BA in History from Trent University, and is a director and senior genealogist with the Trent Valley Archives, and is a member of the Peterborough Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee. She is the recipient of several awards for her work in history: the F.H. Dobbin Award acknowledging exceptional coverage of historical events; the Peterborough Special Heritage Award for recognition of outstanding contributions to Peterborough’s heritage, etc.
Jim Garrington, Associate
Jim Garrington is Shark Marine’s company president and senior survey technician with over 30 years of relevant experience.
He is an active member of the Ontario Marine Heritage Committee, and has partnered on many projects with Scarlett Janusas Archaeology Inc.
Douglas Sweiger is a former Canadian Wildlife Enforcement Officer for Environment Canada, and a Parks Canada Warden for the Bruce Peninsula National Park.
Doug has studied, & collected relic military small arms & Militaria for the past 45 years, as well as antique sporting firearms & obsolete cartridges.
David Gilchrist, BA, teaching certificate is a former midschool teacher from the Niagara-on-the-Lake area.
David is also an underwater archaeologist and photographer.
His expertise in the instruction and archaeology is an ideal combination for his contributions to the underwater archaeology and education programming.
Dr. Kimberly Monk
Dr. Kimberly Monk, an associate of SJAI, is a research fellow and lecturer in maritime archaeology at the University of Bristol (UK). Originally from Toronto, she worked with Save Ontario Shipwrecks and the Museum of Ontario Archaeology whilst an undergraduate at Western University. She later received a Master’s degree in Maritime Studies at East Carolina University and completed a PhD in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Bristol.
Kimberly has been diving for 25 years, and has over twenty years’ experience in field archaeology. She has directed shipwreck projects in the Caribbean, UK, US, and Canada and leads training programmes and workshops in the Great Lakes and abroad.