Coupon
Snake Hill : An Investigation of a Military Cemetery from the War of 1812
by Susan Pfeiffer and Ronald E. Williamson


Overview -

In 1987, skeletal remains were encountered during excavation just west of Old Fort Erie, in Ontario's Niagara Peninsula. While possession of the land had been bitterly contested in 1814, it remained virtually undeveloped and only in the 1980s, with the construction of permanent homes, did excavations yield evidence of the distant past.  Read more...


 
eBook

Retail Price: $8.00
$5.32

(Save 33%)

Download

Language: English

 
 
In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
Not a member? Join Today!

 
 
 
 

More About Snake Hill by Susan Pfeiffer; Ronald E. Williamson
 
 
 
Overview

In 1987, skeletal remains were encountered during excavation just west of Old Fort Erie, in Ontario's Niagara Peninsula. While possession of the land had been bitterly contested in 1814, it remained virtually undeveloped and only in the 1980s, with the construction of permanent homes, did excavations yield evidence of the distant past.

An international team of scholars and scientists investigated the remains and identified the individuals' nationalities for repatriation, where appropriate. The resulting archaeological dig has proven crucial to our understanding of the siege of Fort Erie, and provided new information about military clothing, personal gear, medical science, and other details of the day-to-day life of a soldier living under battlefield conditions during the War of 1812.

Snake Hill

provides a detailed account of this investigation, documenting an important story of suffering and carnage, and providing the reader with a rare glimpse at life and death during the War of 1812. This book contributes significantly to our understanding of events before, during and after Fort Erie's 1814 siege.


This item is Non-Returnable.

 
Details
  • ISBN: 9781459715806
  • Publisher: Dundurn
  • Date: Jan 2013
 
Customer Reviews