These carbonized acorn remains were recovered from the Lawson site in 1991 by the Museum of Ontario Archaeology. Charred plant remains such as these provide valuable insight into the diets of pre-Contact Indigenous communities, especially in a case like this where what once was a staple seasonal resource is seldom consumed today. 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: Carbonized acorn (Quercus alba)
  • Date Created: 1500
  • Location: London, Ontario
  • Type: Ecofact
  • Rights: Museum of Ontario Archaeology
  • Medium: Floral remains

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