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'The ancient New York City of Canada': Archaeologists unearth 'cosmopolitan' 1500s settlement ......

'The ancient New York City of Canada': Archaeologists unearth 'cosmopolitan' 1500s settlement near Lake Ontario which was the size of Manhattan

By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED:11:06 EST, 13 July 2012 | UPDATED:16:05 EST, 13 July 2012



Scientists have unearthed evidence of a 500-year-old settlement near Lake Ontario so cosmopolitan it has been branded the 'ancient New York City of Canada'.

The recently-discovered 'Mantle site' is thought to have had almost 2,000 inhabitants in a 'cosmopolitan' area in 1500 A.D. which was the size of Manhattan.

Archaeologists say pottery and art found at the site shows how inhabitants had 'unprecedented' trade with the Iroquois - the nations and tribes of indigenous North America.

But amazingly, the same groups also acquired European goods a full century before the first European explorers arrived in that region.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2172652/Archaeologists-unearth-cosmopolitan-1500s-settlement-near-Lake-Ontario-size-Manhattan.html#ixzz20co0QCzC

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Reply 'The ancient New York City of Canada': Archaeologists unearth 'cosmopolitan' 1500s settlement ...... (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 2012 OP
gtar100 Aug 2012 #1
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 01:47 AM

1. Oh the things that europeans interrupted simply because they were arrogant

enough to believe they had a right to take all of it. I can imagine that the times for these people 500 years ago and back must have been quite interesting. Who knows what sort of development trajectory was interrupted by the complete lack of respect for the cultures here.

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Fri Sep 7, 2012, 06:13 PM

2. But, but, but... the Europeans were christians!

And they imposed (read forced) their superstitions upon all.

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