Toronto Chapter - An Update on Recent Keffer Site Settlement and Pottery Analyses

  • February 20, 2019
  • 7:30 PM
  • 19 Russell Street, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, St. George Campus, 2nd Floor Boardroom, Rm. 246

Speaker: David G. Smith, Associate Professor, Dept of Anthropology, University of Toronto, Mississauga

Topic: An Update on Recent Keffer Site Settlement and Pottery Analyses

In this presentation, Dr. Smith will summarize some of the recent work he conducted with graduate students on the pottery and settlement pattern data recovered from the Keffer site.

Keffer is an ancestral Wendat village situated in the Upper Don River Valley. It was completely excavated as a CRM project by the Museum of Indian Archaeology (now the Museum of Ontario Archaeology) in 1985 and 1988. The settlement pattern data reveal a very complex village history. The pottery decoration is characterized by a sophisticated use of plane pattern symmetry, and by a unique set of hybrid forms that indicate social networking with other Iroquoian traditions in the Northeast.

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