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Author Birch, Jennifer, 1980-

Title The Mantle Site : an archaeological history of an ancestral Wendat community / Jennifer Birch and Ronald F. Williamson
Published Lanham, Md. : AltaMira Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 195 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Issues in Eastern Woodlands archaeology
Issues in Eastern Woodlands archaeology.
Contents Understanding northern Iroquoians -- The historical development of ancestral Wendat societies and the origin of northern Iroquoians -- Situating the Mantle Site -- Community history -- The necessities of life -- Production, consolidation, and interregional interaction
Summary "This is the first detailed analysis of a completely excavated northern Iroquoian community, a sixteenth-century ancestral Wendat village on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The site resulted from the coalescence of multiple small villages into one well-planned and well-integrated community. Jennifer Birch and Ronald F. Williamson frame the development of this community in the context of a historical sequence of site relocations. The social processes that led to its formation, the political and economic lives of its inhabitants, and their relationships to other populations in northeastern North America are explored using multiple scales of analysis. This book is key for those interested in the history and archaeology of eastern North America, the social, political, and economic organization of Iroquoian societies, the archaeology of communities, and processes of settlement aggregation."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ontario, Lake (N.Y. and Ont.)
Wyandot Indians -- Antiquities.
Wyandot Indians -- History.
Wyandot Indians -- Social life and customs.
Mantle Site (Ont.)
Ontario, Lake (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Williamson, R. F. (Ronald F.)
ISBN 0759121028 (electronic bk.)
1299157025 (MyiLibrary)
9780759121027 (electronic bk.)
9781299157026 (MyiLibrary)