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The Mantle Site: Economic Planning and Foreign Affairs in a Sixteenth Century Community

The Mantle Site: Economic Planning and Foreign Affairs in a Sixteenth Century Community
Bahen Centre, room 1160 (40 St. George Street)
Time: Feb 11th, 5:30 pm End: Feb 6th, 7:30 pm
Interest Categories: Sociology (FAS), Religion, Study of (FAS), Political Science, Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations (FAS), Humanities, Human Geography (UTSC), History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), Geography & Planning (FAS), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Diaspora/Transnational, Cities and Humanities, Art (FAS), Archaeology, Anthropology (UTSC), Anthropology (UTM), Anthropology (FAS), 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Lecture and book launch by Dr. Ronald Williamson

The Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations, The Archaeology Centre and Archaeological Services Inc. proudly present:

 

Dr. Ronald Williamson, Chief Archaeologist at Archaeological Services Inc.

The Mantle Site: Economic Planning and Foreign Affairs in a Sixteenth Century Community

This launch celebrates the publication of "Mantle Site: An Archaeological History of an Ances-tral Wendat Community." Dr. Williamson will give a lecture; his newly published book will be available for $10 during the launch reception. This event is free and open to the public. For more detais about Dr. Williamson's book and the event, visit here.

About the book: "Mantle Site: An Archaeological History of an Ances-tral Wendat Community", written by Dr. Jennifer Birch and Dr. Ron Williamson. Dr. Williamson will lec-ture about the famous Mantle Site - an almost completely excavated, early sixteenth-century, ancestral Wendat community discovered in what is now the township of Stoufville-Whitchurch, Ontario. The site yielded evidence of a complex, well-integrated community of 1800 people living in approximately 60 long-houses, and surrounded by an earthwork fortification encompassing three rows of palisade. Mantle was the culmination of the coalescence of several villages, likely in response to regional hostilities. The tens of thou-sands of artifacts recovered from the Mantle site further demonstrate the evolving social, political and eco-nomic spheres of ancestral Huron-Wendat life at that time. A reception will follow the lecture, including a meet-and-greet with Dr. Williamson, and an opportunity to buy the book and have it signed - a key publica-tion for those interested in the archaeology of eastern North America, the archaeology of communities and the socio-economic organization of Iroquoian societies.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. For details please contact the Department of Near & Middle Eastern Civilization at (416) 978-3306. 

 


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