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Snake Hill An Investigation of a Military Cemetery from the War Of 1812

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ISBN-10: 1550020900

ISBN-13: 9781550020908

Edition: 1991

Authors: Susan Pfeiffer, Ronald E. Williamson, Dundurn Press Staff, Susan Pfeiffer

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In 1987, skeletal remains were encountered during excavation just west of Old Fort Erie, in Ontario's Niagara Peninsula. While possession of the land had been bitterly contested in 1814, it remained virtually undeveloped and only in the 1980s, with the construction of permanent homes, did excavations yield evidence of the distant past.An international team of scholars and scientists investigated the remains and identified the individuals' nationalities for repatriation, where appropriate. The resulting archaeological dig has proven crucial to our understanding of the siege of Fort Erie, and provided new information about military clothing, personal gear, medical science, and other details…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Dundurn Press
Publication date: 1/30/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 443
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

Paul Litt is a Canadian historian with an interest in cultural policy. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and is currently a historical consultant with the Ontario Heritage Foundation. Ronald F. Williamson, as president to Archaeological Services Inc., directed the Snake Hill project. He is an archaeologist with a doctorate in anthropology from McGill University. Professor Joseph Whitehorne served in the United States Army for twenty-five years, mostly as a historian. Now a historical consultant, he also teaches history at Lord Fairfax Community college, Middletown, Viriginia.