Beads made from a wide variety of materials have been recovered from the Lawson site. Beads made from animal bone are most frequently found, but examples made from shell, stone, ceramic, fossils and copper also occur. The Lawson site is a fortified 16th century Indigenous site located at the confluence of Medway River and Snake Creek. The site has been known to archaeologists since the mid-1800s and is now an Ontario designated heritage site and part of the Museum of Ontario Archaeology’s grounds.


  • Title: Assorted beads
  • Date Created: 1500
  • Location: London, Ontario
  • Type: Tools and equipment
  • Rights: Brad Phillips, Museum of Ontario Archaeology
  • Medium: Bone

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