An Archaeological Examination of Weaponry at Otstonwakin, an 18th Century Native American Village in Montoursville, Pennsylvania
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This research focuses on the weaponry artifacts found during archaeological excavations at Otstonwakin, at what is now Montoursville, Pennsylvania. First, I will examine the historical context of 18th-century central Pennsylvania. Once I have illustrated the background of the period, I will examine Madame Montour, the leader of the town. In addition, in this section I will investigate the historical records regarding Otstonwakin. Next, I will examine the weaponry artifacts found at Otstonwakin, including gunflints, musket balls, other forms of shot, and a brass projectile point. Finally, I will draw conclusions about what these artifacts can reveal about the lives of those who lived at Otstonwakin in the 18th century.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2008
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