Jen Birch

Title: Dating Iroquoia in American Antiquity

While it’s mostly research that was conducted before the Dating Iroquoia project officially began, our latest publication in American Antiquity does present data about several sites in the Trent Valley sequence in Ontario, one of the village relocation sequences we’ve focused on for our Dating Iroquoia work as well. We present a revised timeline for the occupations of the Benson, Sopher, Ball, and Warminster sites. We wanted to know what order the sites were probably occupied in, especially for the Ball and Warminster sites. There’s been some debate about whether Ball or Warminster is the most likely candidate for the site of Cahiague, an Ancestral Huron-Wendat village that Samuel de Champlain spent some time in during AD 1615-1616.