Five longhouses found in latest archaeological dig





Excavation of the largest Native village in North America, dating from the 1300s to 1400s, was recently completed in Tillsonburg.

The area excavated was on Quarterline Road, in front of the Tillsonburg soccer park. The property is owned by Bamford Homes and Bethel Temple. Bamford Homes' plans are to erect a 25-unit condominium building there, similar to King Richard's Court.

Taking earlier findings at the soccer park in 2001 into consideration, the area once held 15 longhouse structures. It is the largest settlement on the continent from the Iroquoian period and dates back to 1300 to 1400 AD. Iroquoian shouldn't be confused with today's Iroquois band.



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