Archaeology As Discourse: An Editorial Essay
Author: ALEXANDER VON GERNET
Page Range: 3 – 22
Abstract: No Abstract
The Shaman of Long Point
Author: WILLIAM A. FOX AND J. ELDON MOLTO
Page Range: 23 – 44
Abstract: Archaeological and osteological evidence is presented from a thousand-year-old burial of an adult male exposed by Lake Erie storm action on Long Point. The archaeological literature concerning similar faunal, osteal, and lithic items to those interred with this individual is explored, while a range of Iroquoian and Algonkian ethnographic and ethnohistoric observations relating to those objects is presented in an attempt to create meaning for the assemblage. It is proposed that this man functioned as a bear shaman in a transitional, Middle/Late Woodland hunting and gathering band whose summer range included the rich Long Point Bay environment.
Chaingate (AhGw-11): A Late Archaic Perkiomen Site in Burlington, Ontario
Author: JEFFREY A. BURSEY
Page Range: 45 – 63
Abstract: The Chaingate site is a Late Archaic component in the Burlington area. Although only a small portion of the site was excavated, the information derived offers significant new insights into the later periods of the Archaic. An intrasite spatial analysis indicates discontinuities in the distribution of artifacts, and comparison with other assemblages suggests the projectile points to be transitional between Perkiomen and Innes types.
The Middle Archaic Occupation of the Niagara Peninsula: Evidence from the Bell Site (AgGt-33)
Author: RONALD F. WILLIAMSON, STEPHEN C. THOMAS, AND DEBORAH A. STEISS
Page Range: 64 – 87
Abstract: Excavation and analysis of the Bell site (AgGt-33). located near Fonthill, Ontario, has provided new insights into the settlement and subsistence patterns of the poorly documented Middle Archaic occupants of the Niagara Peninsula.