Saturday, May 15, 2010

Trails in Ahrendarrhonon territory

Further to my last post all is not lost when it comes to the trail that led to the proposed site for Cahiague. I have plotted the trails that appear on the maps produced by Andrew Hunter and Hugh Hammond and it would appear that Hunter mapped the trail coming across the top of the ridge in the vicinity of his site # 11. This trail is one of 4 trails in the area all of which converge at Mt Slaven in Orillia.

Taking the GPS for a drive.

After making a presentation on a proposed new site for Cahiague to the Huronia Chapter of the OAS on Th I realized that I had not completed charting A F Hunter's noted trail on my map. In order to facilitate this job with the greatest degree of accuracy available to me I decided to take my Garmin GPS out for a drive and plot what I could of what should remain of an old Indian trail that was reported to have run below the ridge on which our potential village may have been.

Friday, May 07, 2010

view from possible site of Cahiague Huron village

looking ESE towards "The Narrows" at Orillia, the water is Lake Couchiching. Taken on a research drive with members of the Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society on April 30, 2010.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Centimetres matter but miles don’t seem to count.

When it comes to the science of archaeology centimetres matter when it come to charting the specific location, depth and possioning of one artefact with another. This precision helps to identify things like how old the site is, what else was happening on the site at any given time and where the population spent their time occupied in various pursuits.