Archaeological Survey of Canada
The Archaeological Survey of Canada (ASC) was established in 1971. It is the division of the Canadian Museum of Civilization that deals with the archaeological heritage of Canada. The major goals of the ASC are to preserve archaeological sites, research into the history of Canadian aboriginal peoples and present the results of archaeological research to the public, through publications and exhibitions. The ASC's Mercury Series of monographs is one of the main outlets for the reporting of archaeological research in the country. Its exhibitions, both in the Canadian Museum of Civilization and smaller ones that travel across the country, enhance public understanding of the prehistory and traditions of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada.
See also Archaeology.