Studies in Southwestern Ontario Archaeology - Fox, William
A. 19 Chapters: 130+p., 70+ figures. See
Contents. (Out of print)
A collection of research articles selected from ten years of the London
Chapter's newsletter, KEWA, covering the full chronological range of Southwestern
Ontario's culture history.
Publication No 2.
Archaeological Consulting in Ontario, Papers of the London
Conference - Fox, William A. 13 Chapters: 110 p. 20+ figures ($6.00)
A volume of contributed papers from archaeologists representing both
the public and private sectors. Survey assessment reliability, municipal
development, predictive site modelling and the issue of burials are among
the topics discussed through reviews and case studes.
Publication No 3.
The Adder Orchard Site: Lithic Technology and Spatial Organization
in the Broadpoint Late Archaic - Jacqueline Fisher. 7 Chapters: 100+pp,
30+ figures. Usually $15.00. Sale Price: $10.00
This report is an analysis of material recovered during the excavations
of the Adder Orchard Site in 1989. The report examines "the lithic tool
kit, lithic procurement strategy, age, environmental context, and subsistence
dynamics of the Broadpoint Horizon in the lower Great Lakes region."
Publication No 4.
Deeds/Nations - Curnoe, Greg. 200+pp, 90+figures Usually
$22.00. Sale Price: $17.00.
This volume represents a massive compilation of undertaken by the late
Canadian artist, Greg Curnoe, of the First nations' leaders and individuals
who negotiated and signed the various land surrenders for southwestern
Ontario, and shaped the 18th and 19th century history of this region. Curnoe's
exhaustive research of the primary documents, local histories and Native
oral traditions has led to the creation of a manuscript which takes these
individuals and the communities they represented from the obscurity they
had been relgated to by traditional Canadian history.
Publication No 5.
The Archaeology of Southern Ontario to A.D. 1650 - Ellis,
Chris J. and Neal Ferris, editors 570 p., 210+ figures. See
Contents. (Out of Print:
but note that due to popular demand we have this volume
available as searchable high quality pdf scans on a single CD for a cost of $20 plus postage.
See our main page for details).
A volume of contributed papers providing comprehensive reviews of the
cultural-chronological periods making up the prehistory of Southern Ontario.
Exhaustive illustrations of material culture and site features, a compiled
reference section, and a review of the environmental setting of Southern
Ontario are additional features. "...an extremely valuable contribution
to our knowledge of the first people of Southern Ontario... " J.V. Wright
Publication No 6.
Boreal Forest and Sub-Arctic Archaeology - Reid, C.S.
"Paddy" 8 Chapters: 180+p., 65+ figures (Out of Print)
A volume of contributed papers on various aspects of the prehistoric
and historic culture history of the eastern boreal forest and sub-artic
between Manitoba and Labrador.
Publication No 7.
The Myers Road Site: Archaeology of the Early to Middle
Iroquoian Transition. - (R. Williamson, editor). 6 Chapters: 210+pp, 75
figures (Out of Print)
An analysis of material recovered by ASI at an Iroquoian site in Cambridge,
Ont. which spans the period of the transition from the Early to Middle
Ontario Iroquois stages. The site shows several overlapping occupations
similar to the pattern normally observed in Glen Meyer times. Artefacts
range from late Glen Meyer to Middleport.
Publication No 8.
Excavations at the Caradoc Site (AfHj-104): A Late Paleoindian
Ritual Artifact Deposit. -
(C. J. Ellis and D. B. Deller with a contribution by R. H. King). 6 Chapters:
187 pp, 62 Figures. 2002. $15.00 Canadian or US -- add $9.00 for postage in
Canada. U.S. orders add $11.00 for postage.
This volume provides a detailed description and analysis of a "cache"
of purposefully broken Paleoindian tools (ca. 10,000 years old) recovered
from a site just west of London, Ontario. A broken Paleoindian artifact
assemblage of this nature has never before been reported, despite over
75 years of research across all of North America. The over 60 finished
and unfinished tools are almost exclusively on Bayport chert from Michigan
sources some 175 km away. They include forms rarely recovered on normal
occupation, sites such as several large biface cores, as those forms are
normally reduced to finished tools prior to discard. Experiments in the
breakage of modern artifact replicas are reported in detail which allow
the recognition of several ways to sort out purposeful breakage from that
produced by modern agricultural or construction equipment and leave no
doubt that the artifacts were purposefully destroyed by their maker(s).
This purposeful breakage, along with other characteristics of the site,
provides good evidence that it represents sacred activities of these early
peoples, perhaps in the context of shamanistic ritual.
Publication No 9.
The Compleat Archaeologist: Papers in Honor of Michael W. Spence - (edited
by Christopher Ellis, Neal Ferris, Peter Timmins and Christine White) 15
Chapters, 297 pp., numerous Figures. 2010. $20.00 Canadian or US -- add $9.00 for postage in
Canada. U.S. orders add $11.00 for postage.
This volume, co-published as Ontario Archaeology
Volumes 85-88 is distributed and sold by the London Chapter. In addition to a
chapter chronicling the career of Dr. Spence and his contributions to Ontario
and Mesoamerican Archaeology and bioarchaeology, the volume includes 14 chapters
by his colleagues and former students divided into three sections that reflect
his diverse theoretical and substantive interests: Ontario Archaeology, Osteological Studies and Ethnicity
and Identity. Papers are included that: focus on as the timing of the
introduction of the bow and arrow in Ontario, report on Late Archaic to Historic
European Ontario archaeological and osteological sites and collections, examine
osteological evidence for a period of inter-personal violence amongst 3000 year
old south African foragers, and explore how ethnic identity is manifest in a
modern African society and in ancient Mesoamerican archaeological and
osteological collections. For a pdf of the complete list of contents click