Have you ever wondered what life in Canada was like 600 years ago?
The Crawford lake Longhouse Village is a reconstructed Iroquois village that has been exhumed from the ground with 11 longhouses, a lacrosse field and over 10,000 artifacts found. (Conservation Halton, n.d.) Conservation Halton maintains this site and hosts viewings of the property with simulated archaeological digs, fire starting demonstrations and an insight to what life was like here in the 15th century.
Also maintained on the property is a garden that grows the staples of an iroquois diet and medicinal crops. These staple crops grown together are known as the Three Sisters and include squash, beans and corn. This system of growing these three in tandem has worked for generations as a productive crop garden. (Canada, n.d.)
This site is close in proximity to Crawford lake which holds many stories and is unique for its lack of oxygen making biotic life in the lake nearly impossible. (Conservation Halton, n.d.) One story of this lake includes that of a logging accident a horse drawn carriage broke through the ice. The carriage and the remains of the horses are perfectly preserved along the silt bottom.
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