The Friends of the Canadian Collections at the Royal Ontario Museum presents:
Professor emeritus, Anthropology, University of Toronto
Champlain’s Cahiagué and the Warminster Site
Wed. May 11, 2016, 2 pm.
TK Boardroom, Royal Ontario Museum
Samuel de Champlain visited Ontario in 1615 and 1616. His base of operations was the Huron village of Cahiagué. Archeological research at the Warminster Site, north of Orillia, by the University of Toronto between 1940 and 1978, has provided convincing evidence that this was Cahiagué, including a number of artifacts, which may be attributed to Champlain himself. As a result, this is the best dated site in Ontario, and it forms the basis for our understanding of the Huron native people at the beginning of European contact.
No registration required. Everybody welcome.
Election of the FCC executive will follow the lecture.
Free with ROM admission.
Event Host: The Friends of the Canadian Collections