All sizes and shapes
Southern Ontario

Virtually all First Nations in what is today the Province of Ontario manufactured or used ceramic containers in pre-contact times. Not surprisingly, the use of pottery vessels for cooking and storage was much more common among the village dwelling horticultural peoples of Southern Ontario than among the seasonally mobile hunter-gatherer-fishermen of Northern Ontario.

In this exhibit, "Gather Round this Pot", we have included a number of clay pots from village sites of Southern Ontario that were lived in between four and six centuries ago. Since this exhibit is about ceramic making across all of Canada, we limited the number of examples from this region. However, those selected provide you with a hint of the range of sizes and shapes that archaeologists have documented over the course of the last 150 years of archaeology in the Province of Ontario.