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Cummins Site

Cummins Site

Photos by contributor Parks Canada - Posted February 2017

Cummins Site

Plaque Location

The District of Thunder Bay
The City of Thunder Bay
On Colonel Keene Drive in Hillcrest Park
at the east end of Bay Street


Coordinates: N 48 26.051 W 89 14.100

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Plaque Text

At least 9,000 years old, the Cummins site is one of the most significant of several Paleo-Indian archaeological sites that form the Lakehead Complex. Many of these early seasonal camps were located on the shoreline of ancient Lake Minong, at a similar elevation to this plaque, along a broad bay that covered much of the present-day city of Thunder Bay. Aboriginal people took advantage of caribou migration routes, freshwater resources, and especially the Cummins site's taconite outcrops that they quarried to make tools. As such, the sites of the Lakehead Complex represent a unique adaptation to an early post-glacial environment.

Related Ontario plaques
Crawford Lake Indian Village Site
Cummins Site
The Lawson Site
The Nodwell Indian Village Site
Roebuck Indian Village Site
Upper Gap Archaeological Site

Related Toronto plaques
The Alexandra Site
Indian Village Site
The Jackes Site
Parsons Site
Withrow Archaeological Site

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