Over 100 000 fragments of ceramic pots and pipes have been recovered from the Lawson site. Ceramic pots were used in every household for cooking and for storing food, water and medicines. They were primarily made from locally sourced clays. 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: Characteristic ceramics
  • Date Created: 1500
  • Location: London, Ontario
  • Type: Vessel
  • Rights: Brad Phillips, Museum of Ontario Archaeology
  • Medium: Ceramic

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