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Ben Mortimer

Ben Mortimer, MA

Principal and Senior Archaeologist

Ben Mortimer is the Principal of Matrix Heritage and a specialist in Ontario and Canadian federal archaeology. He has gained over 23 years of professional experience from working in both the federal civil service and private sector and has overseen over 300 archaeological projects across the province. Ben gained a breadth of experience, advancing through a 13-year career at Parks Canada, followed by 9 years in a senior management position as the Senior Archaeologist and founder of the Archaeological Services Division at Paterson Group.


Ben has worked extensively with private and public clients, from small single unit residential developments to large developments and public infrastructure projects over many kilometers with large crews and complex stakeholder interactions. Ben’s leadership on recent large-scale projects at Point Pelee National Park, Barrack Hill Cemetery in Ottawa, and his extensive archaeological experiences across various themes and times demonstrate his ability to lead and manage a diversity of archaeological projects in all regions and historic periods of Ontario and to effectively work with multiple stakeholders.


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  • Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications, 2014, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC

  • M.A. 2012, Anthropology – Trent University, Peterborough, ON

  • B.A. (Hons) 2000, Archaeology Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON


  • Professional Ontario Archaeological License

  • Canadian Archaeological Association

  • Ontario Archaeological Society

  • Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology

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