Middle and Late Archaic Occupations of the Peiganovitch Site, Southcentral Ontario
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
The testing and subsequent excavation of a lithic scatter in south-central Ontario revealed two Archaic period loci overlay by a very light distribution of Late Woodland ceramics and early nineteenth century Euro-Canadian remains. The focus of this report is the two Archaic period loci at the Peiganovitch site (AhHa-127). These loci are compared with sites from the relative time periods in southern Ontario, to identify similarities and their relative cultural affiliation. A comparison of the artifacts between loci revealed striking similarities between assemblages that supposedly date thousands of years apart. This suggests either long-term continuity of assemblages through the adaptation to a specific microenvironment, or it questions the established projectile point chronology for southern Ontario.