In the interest of making information and tools more widely
available to the archaeological community, the London Chapter of the OAS
provides this page where data and tools can be accessed and downloaded
to your computer. In return we would request that you pass any new material
that you have that would be useful to a wider audience back to us for inclusion.
For example, if you down load the fluted point data base and then use it
to compare with we would appreciate that the new information be returned
for inclusion. Similarly, we have included some computer routines which
facilitate mapping exercises. If you have any other useful routines we
will seriously consider adding them. With your co-operation this page can
evolve to be a highly useful tool to the archaeological community. Submissions
and suggestions are welcome. Please contact Chris Ellis. The
following links take you to the various tools currently available.
We also provide links to some other useful websites on
Southwestern Ontario: The First 12,000 Years
This link will connect you to a website developed by the Museum of Ontario
Archaeology that outlines in detail aspects of southwestern Ontario's
This database contains a data on a large number of fluted
points primarily from southern Ontario. The file is in SPSS format in order
to facilitate comparison with other fluted points.
This page contains infomation on basic mapping mathematics
as well as speadsheets which will do the various calculations for you.
For example one spreadsheet converts transit data into Cartesian coordinates
which could then be imported into various computer mapping programs (e.g.
Autocad, Surfer, MFWorks).
Museum of Archaeology Catalog Codes
Originally developed by Dr. Wm. Finlayson in the early
70s, the set of catalog codes used by London Museum of Archaeology has
become something of a de facto standard. The catalog codes are presented
here so as to make all the codes in the most recent version available to
a wider audience.
Ontario Projectile Points
The London Chapter of the OAS has published a set of
projectile point types over the years in the chapter newsletter Kewa. All
of the published point types are included here in order to make them more
broadly accessable. Some of the original publications have been augmented
with pictures of collections of that type and a number of links to other
point type definitions on the web are included.
This page contains a listing of material that was in
the Chapter Library. As the library was under utilized it was donated to
the London Museum of Archaeology. Please contact them to arrange access.
Long House Widths
This page contains the
SPSS files for the article "Long House Widths and the Pickering Conquest
Hypothesis" by Jim Keron in KEWA 01-4.