A settlements on the shore of Lake Ontario was once the New World's answer to New York City.
The 'Mantle' site would have been at its peak some 500 years ago as Europeans were first beginning to arrive in the Americas. At the time the settlement would have been a bustling metropolis, the equivalent to modern day New York. 98 longhouses and over 200,000 artefacts have been unearthed at the site.
"This is an Indiana Jones moment, this is huge," said archaeologist Ron Williamson. "It's the largest, most complex, cosmopolitan village of its time. "All of the archaeologists, basically, when they see Mantle, they're just utterly stunned."
"Today New York City is the Big Apple of the Northeast but new research reveals that 500 years ago, at a time when Europeans were just beginning to visit the New World, a settlement on the north shore of Lake Ontario, in Canada, was the biggest, most complex, cosmopolitan place in the region."
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