Gunflints and Musketballs: Implications for the Occupational History of the Eaton Site and the Niagara Frontier
by Michael Roets, William Engelbrecht and John D. Holland
The multicomponent Eaton site in West Seneca, New York, was the focus of a long-term archaeological project. While the major emphasis was the excavation of a mid-16th-century Iroquoian village, all artifacts are being analyzed. These include 12 gunflints and 8 musket balls deposited at some point after the abandonment of the Iroquoian village. This article describes these objects, their distribution and dating, and the implications of these artifacts for the history of the site and the region.