Ford Publishes Book on Lake Ontario Archaeology

Posted on 2/28/2018 4:40:57 PM

Ben Ford, Department of Anthropology, recently published The Shore is a Bridge: The Maritime Cultural Landscape of Lake Ontario through Texas A&M University Press.

Book cover: The Shore is a BridgeThis work cross-cuts disciplinary and international boundaries, drawing on submerged and terrestrial archaeology, history, and ethnography to discuss how humans perceived and utilized Lake Ontario both before and after the arrival of Europeans.

In doing so, The Shore is a Bridge offers a comprehensive history of human occupations on and around the lake. It also analyzes several anthropological themes, including the perception of danger on the lake, the effects of water travel on political, economic, and social relations, and the seasonality of landscapes.

The Shore is a Bridge is available from Texas A&M University Press.