In 1997, an Iroquoian ossuary dating to the thirteenth century containing the remains of at least 87 people was accidentally discovered in Toronto. The pit was excavated and recorded. Detailed mapping of the skeletal remains led to a reconstruction of the method and sequence of placing the bodies within the ossuary. Analyses of the bones resulted in a detailed demographic profile of the Moatfield people, along with indicators of their health and diet. The book reports these findings and includes a complete database of maps and profiles on a CD-ROM inserted in the back cover.
Mercury Series, Archaeology Paper 163 Canadian Museum of Civilization