Museum of Ontario Archaeology BeHb-1:890485
ca. Mid 17th Century
Preserved wood and other organic remains such as this leather from a Jesuit individual’s shoe can provide unique details about techniques of construction, wood-working skills and other data which are not normally possible on “dry” sites where organic material and metal does not preserve.
Sites such as Ste. Marie II also allow the opportunity to produce a sample of nineteenth and twentieth century artifacts that could assist in the interpretation and display of the Beausoleil Band’s own history.