archaeological road trip


tagged along with a small group who know lots more about Huron sites and archaeology than I do.  We were testing a theory that the lot and concession written in a report of work done around 1900 near Orillia was misrecorded.  Perhaps an arabic 5 for a true 8 or the same numbers recorded in error from roman numerals: v and viii.  The accompanying description does not match the lot and concession number but does match a concession three concessions to the east which has the long view of Lake Couchiching mentioned in the description.  This is described as a large village site but no excavation work has ever been done.  It might be Cahiague, the village that Champlain visited when he entered Huronia in 1615. He described it as having 200 long houses.

My job was to take photos to show the discrepancy between location, descrpition and the actual landform and view.  A fun, informative and sunny day.

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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