[Southern Ontario Projectile Points]
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The term "Archaic" refers to the assemblages that are indicative of hunter-gatherers or pre-agricultural
groups in Ontario. The Archaic people of this period were a band level society with trade networks allowing for
a wide range of raw materials for the manufacture of stone tools. Points appeared with notches or stemmed hafting
elements (bases), and polishing and grinding is evident in the process of shaping stone tools. Native copper tools appear in Ontario and bone tools such as fishing hooks are
being produced in large quantities. Native ceremonial burials become evident and elaborate. It should also be noted that
pottery was not present at this time.
[Paleo-Indian] [Early & Mid-Archaic] [Early Woodland] [Mid-Woodland] [Late Woodland]
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