Keeping my hand in on the writing, I recently produced a review of early native cultures at Cootes Paradise at the western-most tip of Lake Ontario, one of the Great Lakes in central Canada.
For the writing part, consider 'this review', over on my writing blog at canadada.wordpress.com. And for the visuals, a few samples follow.
All and all, it was a fun & interesting assignment to try to IMAGINE this inland wetlands area WITHOUT the current & intrusive industrialization now so pervasive along its shoreline. Clearly, the 'balance' is way off-kilter. It continuously begs the question: is our on-going destruction of Nature really the net result of all our 'progress'?
Aside from perpetually pondering this, I did find some wonderful 'hidden' sites with a few very engaging characters ... Enjoy.
Early village settlements around natural waterways confirm the
500 year transition from nomadic 'hunter-gatherers' to sedentary horticulturalists.
(Graphs, above & below, courtesy of David G.Smith, archeologist University of Toronto.)
Muskrat: in case you're wondering. A common food source 300 years ago, as in, 'muskrat stew'.
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