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Ancient 'New York City' of Canada discovered


Posted on Wednesday, 11 July, 2012 | Comment icon 8 comments | News tip by: Lady Kasey


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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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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Super-Fly on 10 July, 2012, 19:29
Nice post i like hearing about human endevour. Thanks for the read!
Comment icon #2 Posted by gnostic-deity on 10 July, 2012, 20:35
i love looking at the pictures of artifacts. kinda neat to see into the past that way. they sure smoked a lot tho lol
Comment icon #3 Posted by Junior Chubb on 11 July, 2012, 10:06
Old York City?
Comment icon #4 Posted by csspwns on 12 July, 2012, 1:13
Middle-Aged York City could be possible
Comment icon #5 Posted by Junior Chubb on 12 July, 2012, 8:24
Middle-Aged York City could be possible Lol, what about 'Mid-Life Crisis' York City?
Comment icon #6 Posted by pallidin on 12 July, 2012, 18:08
I read an article about this elsewhere. Nice find.
Comment icon #7 Posted by DeathRain2012 on 19 July, 2012, 14:04
"It was here that the great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, grandfather of Justin Bieber first stepped foot on American soil." hahah.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Hilander on 23 July, 2012, 20:06
Too bad they built that town over it. Thanks for posting this story, interesting.


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