Thursday, May 23, 2013

FIRST NOTE on our event for the National Archaeology Day in October

The Huronia Chapter of the OAS will hold its National Archaeology Day event on Saturday, October 20, 2013 at the Huronia Museum.  

Among the activities will be a display of items found at the Allen Tract, where the chapter's August Public Archaeology Day will be held for the second year in a row.  

Preliminary analysis of the material found lead to the opinion that the site is an early French contact period Huron/Wendat village. 

Last year from 2 days of screening material from a disturbed midden, chapter members found:  fish bones, animal bones, carbonized corn, beans, squash and wood, pottery, lithics, a gaming piece, effigy pipe and pipe pieces. There was also rolled copper beads, copper tinkling cone, knife blades, metal arrowheads.  All of this from just one disturbed midden.
gaming piece about the diameter of a nickel coin

Effigy pipe and pipe pieces

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