Editorial: Compilations and Explanations
Author: ALEXANDER VON GERNET
Page Range: 1 – 3
Abstract: No Abstract
The Hind Site and the Glacial Kame Burial Complex in Ontario
Author: WILLIAM S. DONALDSON AND STANLEY WORTNER
Page Range: 5 – 95
Abstract: The excavation of a comparatively large and well-preserved group of Late/Transitional Archaic burials from the Big Bend Conservation Park, in southwestern Ontario during the 1960s and 1970s produced a wealth of new data on ‘Glacial Kame’. The Hind site, as well as a number of other similar burial sites in Ontario, are described in detail for the first time and are compared with known Late Archaic and Early Woodland sites in the lower Great Lakes area.
The People of the Hind Site
Author: TAMARA L. VARNET AND SUSAN PFEIFFER
Page Range: 96 – 108
Abstract: Non-cremated skeletal remains from the Hind Site (AdHk-1), a Late/Transitional Archaic burial site located in southwestern Ontario, were studied with an emphasis on health status. Twenty-two individuals are present, including sixteen adults and six subadults. This study complements previous research by Pfeiffer (1977), and includes nine individuals documented for the first time. The age-at-death ranges from three months to over 50 years, and the mean life expectancy of this sample is low. The general health of these people is characterized by pervasive osteoarthritis and poor dental health, although there is little evidence of infectious disease or nutritional deficiency. Two unusual cases of pathology are presented: a tumour-like lesion in a middle-aged adult female, and a young adolescent with a chronic metabolic disorder. The condition of the latter may have obliged the group to invest much time to caregiving.