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The Spatial Dynamics of Ontario Iroquoian Longhouses

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

Mima Kapches*
Affiliation:
Department of New World Archaeology, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaM5S 2C6

Abstract

In both diachronic and synchronic studies of archaeological examples of Ontario Iroquoian longhouses, the standard method of analysis is spatially static. In this paper, the spatially dynamic method is used to analyze longhouses representative of diachronic and synchronic episodes encompassing over 800 years of Ontario Iroquoian prehistory. The results of the analysis using this approach provide significant quantifiable data on the development of Iroquoian matrilocal residence systems and functional and tribal variation in longhouse settlement patterns.

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En los estudios diacrónicos tanto como sincrónicos sobre los ejemplos arqueológicos de las casas (longhouses) iroquesas de la provincia canadiense de Ontario, el método establecido de análisis se trata el espacio en una manera estático. Aqui, se usa un método lo cual se trata el espacio en una manera dinámica para analizar longhouses prehistóricos durante un período de 800 años. Los resultados proveen datos importantes sobre el desarrollo de la sistema iroquesa de residencia matrilocal y sobre la variación funcional y tribal associado con ello.

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