About the Site:
The Slack-Caswell site (AfHa-1), located in a wooded plateau near Rockford, Ontario, was excavated in 1971 following small test excavations that identified a concentration of artifacts. Excavations uncovered a longhouse and two midden deposits, dating to circa 1380 AD., as well as Early Archaic through to historic material culture.
Unfortunately, a modern borrow pit cut through the eastern end of the longhouse structure and some of the midden deposits. Nevertheless, intensive excavations and surface collections resulted in a small collection of artifacts and interpretations that the site was “a small, specialized hamlet oriented to quarrying and lithic reduction activities” (Jamieson 1986: 35).
At SA McMaster:
Resources about this site:
Ambrose, M.T. (1979). Faunal Analysis of the Slack-Caswell Site, Ontario. Unpublished manuscript.
Jamieson, S.M. (1979). The Slack-Caswell Quarry and Workshop (AfHa-1): Some Organisational Implications. Manuscript on file at the Ontario Heritage Foundation, Toronto.