Research on ceramic artifacts

I asked Jamie Hunter, Director/Curator of the Huronia Museum, about recent research involving the museum’s collection.

Sarah Nouquet, a graduate student from Laval University in Quebec City has borrowed a number of artifacts from our Huron Ouendat ceramic collection. Her research interest is in using neutron activation analysis to test a number of Lalonde High Collar rim fragments to see if these pottery vessels were manufactured locally or traded into the region from elsewhere.

Sarah’s thesis advisor Dr. Jean-Francois Moreau has taught neutron activation research for many years in Quebec, Ontario, and France.

The HM looks forward in about a year to learn her results as she begins her research into Huron Ouendat ceramics.

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