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.

Recent Research Visitors to the HM

A local artist has been visiting the HM’s library to study native spirituality.

Dr. Alicia Hawkins returned some artifact collections that had been borrowed for her research project at Laurentian University. She, along with two graduate students,  have been studying archaeological site locations in Tay and Medonte townships for possible testing and excavation.