ArchaeoCafé Podcast – Episode 26 – Raising the Arrow: An interview with Scarlett Janusas

hosted by Otis Crandell

In this episode, I talk with Scarlett Janusas about marine archaeology in Ontario, and her involvement in a project to search for and recover the AVRO Arrow test models, the last tangible evidence of the development of the AVRO Arrow.

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Some useful terminology and links

AVRO Arrow
The AVRO Arrow was a delta-winged interceptor aircraft designed and built by AVRO Canada in the 1950s, intended to serve as the Royal Canadian Air Force’s primary interceptor. In 1959, the project development was halted and the assembly line, tooling, plans, existing airframes, and engines were ordered to be destroyed.

Raise the Arrow project
This projects involves the search and recovery of the free-flight models of the AVRO Arrow launched into Lake Ontario from a military range at Point Petre, Ontario.

Fish weir
an obstruction placed in a body of water to direct the passage of, or trap fish.



About Scarlett Janusas

Scarlett Janusas is a Canadian archaeologist with over 40 years of experience in the fields of archaeology and heritage. In additional to traditional terrestrial archaeology, she has an extensive range of experience also in marine archaeology. During her career, she has been Vice-President (2 years) and President (4 years) of the Association of Professional Archaeologists, President (10 years) of the Ontario Marine Heritage Committee, and Vice-President (3 years) of Marine Heritage Conservation for the Ontario Underwater Council, and is currently the Chair for the Tobermory Hyperbaric Facility. Scarlett is also the President of Scarlett Janusas Archaeology Inc., an archaeological and heritage consulting company operating throughout Ontario, Canada.



“Archaeology is like a jigsaw puzzle, except that you can’t cheat and look at the box, and not all the pieces are there.”
Stephen Dean (2013)



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