17th century huron village life: Insights from the copper-based metals of the Ball site, southern Ontario, Canada

Konstantina-Eleni Michelaki, Ronald G V Hancock, Gary Warrick, Dean H. Knight

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Abstract

Copper-based metal artifacts from the Ball site, a late 16th e early 17th century Huron (Wendat) village in southern Ontario that doubled in size during its estimated 20-year existence, were analysed by INAA. The goal was to assess the number of kettles that had reached the village, explore the chronology of their arrival and examine patterns in their discard within the site. Our results suggest that about two to three dozen European copper, red brass, and yellow brass kettles may have reached the village during its occupation; that copper kettles may have been traded to the inhabitants of the village before brass kettles; that the new inhabitants may have brought some kettles with them; and that differences in the discarding of copper and brass pieces inside and outside longhouses indicate that yellow brass was possibly of lower value than red copper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1250-1259
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

  • 17th century ontario
  • Bivariate plots
  • Brass
  • European copper
  • Huron
  • INAA
  • PCA
  • Southern Ontario
  • Wendat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology

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