Museum works on the “Webb” Site

Located West of Wyevale,Ontario, this important archaeological site was first recorded by Andrew Hunter in 1899.  In 1950, anthropologist and historian, J. Russel Harper, conducted a limited archaeological excavation on the site, which revealed the earliest known Huron Settlement patterns consisting of an early longhouse. Subsequent work on the site by Frank Ridley, Jamie Hunter and other collectors have provided researchers with the opportunity to carry out an analysis of early Huron settlement in the sand plains of Springwater and Tiny Townships. This collection donated by the family represents nearly 150 years of collecting by various family members.  Our sincerest thanks to John Barber-Williams for adding 168 artifacts from a significant collection from the Webb Site to Huronia Museum’s growing collection.  The two photos show ceramic pipe bowls and stems, a few rim sherds and a selection of worked bone artifacts.

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Here our volunteer, Dayle Elder,  works on accessioning the Webb Site articles for the collection.

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For further information contact Jamie Hunter – Director/Curator of Huronia Museum, Midland, Ontario, Canada.

You can also learn more about the archaeological activities going on in Huronia by visiting the Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society.

Museum works on the "Webb" Site

Located West of Wyevale,Ontario, this important archaeological site was first recorded by Andrew Hunter in 1899.  In 1950, anthropologist and historian, J. Russel Harper, conducted a limited archaeological excavation on the site, which revealed the earliest known Huron Settlement patterns consisting of an early longhouse. Subsequent work on the site by Frank Ridley, Jamie Hunter and other collectors have provided researchers with the opportunity to carry out an analysis of early Huron settlement in the sand plains of Springwater and Tiny Townships. This collection donated by the family represents nearly 150 years of collecting by various family members.  Our sincerest thanks to John Barber-Williams for adding 168 artifacts from a significant collection from the Webb Site to Huronia Museum’s growing collection.  The two photos show ceramic pipe bowls and stems, a few rim sherds and a selection of worked bone artifacts.

webbsite

Here our volunteer, Dayle Elder,  works on accessioning the Webb Site articles for the collection.

hpim1387

For further information contact Jamie Hunter – Director/Curator of Huronia Museum, Midland, Ontario, Canada.

You can also learn more about the archaeological activities going on in Huronia by visiting the Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society.

Research Time for Maintenance Staff

When spring arrives at Huronia Museum, the staff can start to see the effects of winter on our outdoor exhibit, the Huron Ouendat Village.  Last year were were fortunate to have been able to completely refurbish the longhouse and a very large portion of the village’s surrounding palisade.  The winter was, however, not so kind to other pieces of the exhibit and the museum’s maintenance staff has some  repairs to make in the next few weeks.

Pictured below are our Maintenance Manager, Calvin Watts, the Exhibit Development Assistant, Joey Hawke and a volunteer from Midland Secondary School, Robbie Laco all reading primary source accounts of burial practices of the Huron in the Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, so that the rebuild of the burial rack in the village is culturally appropriate and based in solid research.

Maintenance Staff and Volunteer in Research Centre