Corporate Groups and the Late Ontario Iroquoian Longhouse
Author: HAYDEN, B.
Page Range: 3 – 16
Abstract: Excavations at the Draper site, an undisturbed Late Ontario Iroquois village, indicate that contrary to the more traditional view of trade as a relatively ancillary activity of the Huron, external trade was actually a major determinant of social structure. It is argued that trade was responsible for the development of longhouse residential units, that these units were corporate groups held together by the benefits of trade, and that the archaeological records demonstrates a degree of economic orchestration and specialization within the longhouses previously unsuspected. It is also suggested that endemic warfare among the Iroquoian groups, as among other groups with similar types of corporate structures, is a logical outcome of competition for trade and personnel.
The Chronological Position of the CRS Site, Simcoe County, Ontario
Author: BUSH, D. R.
Page Range: 17 – 32
Abstract: Through the application of the coefficient of similarity test (Emerson, 1966,1968) on the ceramics excavated from the CRS site, the chronological position and cultural affiliation of this site was established. The ceramic vessel and pipe analyses of the recovered materials indicate the site to be a very Late Prehistoric Huron village occupied between A.D. 1550 and A.D. 1580.
A Bibliography of Huron-Petun Archaeology
Author: JACKSON, L. J.
Page Range: 33 – 69
Abstract: This bibliography is intended as a research guide for archaeologists studying the Huron-Petun branch of Iroquoian development in Ontario as chronologically and geographically delimited by J. V. Wright in his monograph The Ontario Iroquois Tradition (1966:66-7). A set of six main indices has been used to distinguish sub-areas of study. While this bibliography refers most specifically to the Huron and Petun, numerous references to related Iroquoian groups have been included for comparative purposes. The net result is coverage of Iroquoian developments in the Great Lakes region throughout the Late Woodland period.