The Sheguiandah Site

Archaeological, Geological and Paleobotanical Studies on Manitoulin Island, Ontario

Édité par Patrick J. Julig
Catégories: Social Science
Séries: Mercury Series (0316-1854)
Éditeur: Canadian Museum of History
Paperback : 9780660187556, 314 pages, Juin 1905

Table des matières

DedicationContributorsPrefaceAvant ProposList of FiguresList of Tables

1. Introduction to the Shequiandah Site: Regional context and research questions--Patrick J. Julig and Peter L. Storck2. History of the Initial Investigations: 1951-57--Robert E. Lee3. Sheguiandah in 1991: The Role of Heritage Planning the the Reinvestigation of the Site--David A. Robertson, Eva M. MacDonald and Ronald F. Williamson4. Geoarchaeological Studies of the Sheguiandah Site and Analysis of Museum Collections--Patrick J. Julig and William C. Mahaney5. Projectile Points from the Sheguiandah Site--Peter L. Storck6. Quarternary Geology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Sheguiandah Site--Peter J. Barnett7. Pollen Stratigraphy and Vegetation History, Sheguiandah Archaeological Site--T. W. Anderson8. Upper Great Lakes Climate and Water-Level Changes 11 to 7 ka: Effect on the Sheguiandah Archaeological Site--T. W. Anderson and C. F. M. Lewis9. The Geological History of an Important Paleoindian Manufacturing Site: Sheguiandah, Manitoulin Island--Peter H. von Bitter10. Characterization of Sheguiandah quartzite and other potential sources of quartzarenite artifacts in the Great Lakes region--D. F. G. Long, P. J. Julig and R. G. V. Hancock11. Archaeological Conclusions from the Sheguiandah Site Research--Patrick J. Julig

La description

The Sheguiandah archaeological site is situated on Manitoulin Island, Lake Huron, Ontario. Originally excavated in the early 1950s, the site has remained enigmatic and controversial for half a century. The late Thomas E. Lee discovered the site and recognized its unique value as an ancient cultural deposit, and he succeeded in having the site protected by the government of Ontario. Lee interpreted his finds as evidence of human occupation that might be older than the last Ice Age, and this claim sparked controversy. In one chapter of this book, Lee? son, Robert, provides a detailed review of the circumstances surrounding the original studies at Sheguiandah. New studies reported in this book reveal the geological history of Manitoulin Island and the surrounding region, including the bedrock geology and the formation of surface deposits. The complex history of the Great Lakes is viewed from several perspectives ranging from gradually declining lake levels to catastrophic floods. Some chapters reconstruct the evolution of the plant community, while others explore various aspects of the archaeology of the Sheguiandah site.