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Established in 1972, Archaeological Research Associates Ltd. (ARA) is Ontario's oldest archaeological and heritage consulting firm. Our longevity flows from the experience of our staff and our ongoing commitment to excellence and customer service. Over the past 41 years, ARA has completed hundreds of contracts for clients in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. Our Managing Principal, Dr. Dean Knight, serves as both Principal of ARA and a Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario's premier venue for post secondary education in archaeology. The close relationship between ARA and WLU has meant that ARA has consistently been staffed with the best and brightest archaeologists and heritage specialists in Ontario. ARA is registered with RAQS under the Environmental - Archaeology/Heritage specialty.