Legacy of Stone

Ron Williamson and Rob MacDonald

Co-authored by Ron Williamson and Rob MacDonald, and published in association with the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority and eastendbooks. Legacy of Stone was the winner of the Ontario Archaeological Society (OAS) Peggy Armstrong Public Archaeology Award. It traces for the general public our work at the complex and rich Peace Bridge Site in Fort Erie, Ontario.


“A guidebook to the past that goes back four thousand years … highly readable … stories of trade and warfare, thunderbirds, layers of human bone … potsherds, pictures, and context: what people ate and how the weather was … more adventurous readers will be encouraged to visit the site … and gaze out at a great waterway … a powerful past brought imaginatively to life.”
(M.T. Kelly, Books in Canada)

“Around 1800 BC, the Niagara Frontier was the site of one of the largest stone-tool workshops and trading centres in the Great Lakes region, and many traces of this prehistoric activity, and the people who pursued it, are still left below the streets of Fort Erie, Ont. … profusely illustrated with photos and maps.”
(‘New and Noted,’ Globe and Mail)