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Archaeological Anthropology

2018

Western University

Iroquoian

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The Semi-Subterranean Sweat Lodges Of The Redeemer Site, Amanda Parks Feb 2018

The Semi-Subterranean Sweat Lodges Of The Redeemer Site, Amanda Parks

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Sweat bathing is a practice of great antiquity and is well documented throughout the world. In the archaeological record of southern Ontario, sweat bathing has been identified via a feature class referred to as semi-subterranean sweat lodges (SSLs). To add to our understanding of this feature class, this research examines the SSLs of the Redeemer site (AhGx-114), a fourteenth century Iroquoian village located in Hamilton, Ontario. Statistical analyses were applied to SSL data, aimed at identifying whether any significant patterns emerged regarding spatial and morphological attributes, and artifact distributions. Broader societal changes during the Middle Ontario Iroquoian period were also ...