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True North Archaeology, Ottawa


True North Archaeological Services is an Ottawa based consulting firm with extensive experience providing legislative compliant assessments and solutions for private, public and government clients throughout Ontario. Our approach is to develop project specific strategies to address cultural heritage resources and compliance with federal and provincial policies to guide our clients through the development process. The company principals have a combined 40 years of industry experience and have contributed to over 700 terrestrial and marine archaeological assessments. Whether your project is in an rural or urban area, or even underwater,  our team is dedicated to providing cost effective solutions with high quality results.


Brad Drouin

Bradley Drouin, MA

Principal and Senior Archaeologist

Bradley Drouin is a Principal and Senior Archaeologist with 23 years of archaeological consulting experience. Brad has served as the Professionally Licensed Archaeologist on over 330 Stage 1 to Stage 4 assignments in Ontario as well as taken part in an additional 200 archaeological projects throughout the Province. In addition to providing guidance to small scale clients and landowners, over the last ten years, Brad has been managing the archaeology and cultural components for a number of large scale power projects throughout Ontario, where engagement and participation of Indigenous community members has been key to the success of the project. 


Brad received his undergraduate degree in Archaeology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and his Master of Arts with a focus on Mortuary Archaeology from the University of Alberta, in Edmonton. 

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Aaron Mior

Aaron Mior, M.MA

Principal and Senior Archaeologist

Aaron Mior is a Principal and Senior Archaeologist with 15 years experience in Ontario archaeological consulting. He received a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Maritime Archaeology from Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. Aaron is a Professionally Licensed Archaeologist and has held marine archaeological permits issued by the Ministry of Citizenship and Multiculturalism and Parks Canada Agency.

Aaron has provided archaeological consulting services in Ontario for a variety of private and government clients, with experience excavating and recording pre-contact Indigenous land use and historical period sites on land and underwater. Through these projects he has developed a strong understanding of legislative requirements for the mitigation and protection of cultural heritage resources and implemented project specific strategies for many complex projects.

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Erin Wilson Rangecroft

Erin Wilson Rangecroft, MA

Senior Archaeologist and Osteoarchaeologist

Erin Wilson Rangecroft is a Senior Archaeologist and osteoarchaeological specialist with 17 years of archaeological consulting experience. Erin has led an extensive portfolio of archaeological projects as project manager and field director in Ontario, Quebec, England, Egypt and Cyprus. She has developed a strong methodological background in faunal analysis and mortuary archaeological field techniques, in addition to experience in pre-contact and historical period archaeological excavations and site recording in urban and rural environments.

Erin received her undergraduate degree in archaeology from Brock University and completed her MA degree in Osteoarchaeology at the University of Southampton (UK) where her research focused on osteoarchaeological approaches to palaeotrauma analysis.


Gabryell Kurtzrock Belyea, MA

Project Archaeologist

Gabryell Kurtzrock Belyea is a Project Archaeologist with 9 years experience as a consultant archaeologist in Ontario. She currently holds a Research License and has led field investigations for many pre-contact and historical period archaeological excavations with a focus on coordination with Indigenous Communities. Her experience as a field archaeologist for both governmental agencies and consulting firms spans across southern, eastern and northern Ontario, as well as Quebec, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.

Gabryell received her undergraduate degree in archaeology from Wilfred Laurier University, and completed her MA studies at the University of Western Ontario, specializing in Applied Archaeology. Her academic research focused on lithic analysis and resource procurement, laying the foundation for her methodological expertise in pre-contact lithic and ceramic analysis. 

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