Is the East Holland River Site the Lower Landing?
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Résumé (en anglais):
The East Holland River site, BaGv-42, is a large multi-component site located 50 kilometres north of Toronto. Because of its position along the East Branch of the Holland River, the site is part of an important prehistoric and historic transportation route connecting Lake Ontario via Lake Simcoe to Georgina Bay. The results of the Stage 3 test excavation are compared with historic documentation including written records, maps, and an 1815 painting in order to determine past site use. The comparison illustrates some of the difficulties in using archaeology to determine specific events and the limitations of documentary research.