The Zamboni Cemetery: A Glen Meyer Period Burial Ground
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
The Zamboni burial ground (AgHb-144) is a Glen Meyer period burial ground located beside the Grand River in northwestern Brantford, Brant County, Ontario. The site was accidentally found during the excavation of the basement of the Zamboni's private residence. This site presents a fairly unique burial pattern, consisting of a scries of at least 13 pits, each containing a thick layer of refuse overlying disarticulated, fragmented human remains. Isolated features with a similar pattern of human interment have been found on at least two other excavated Glen Meyer period villages in Ontario, but this is the first such site known to contain only burial pits. This report discusses the excavation of the burial ground, the artifact and osteological analyses of the material recovered, and attempts to draw some preliminary conclusions concerning the Glen Meyer period interment patterns.