Great Balls of Fire: Phantoms of Ontario’s Past
Landscapes are an imbroglio of structures (abandoned buildings, ruins), spaces, social memory, oral tradition and at times, the materialization of ghosts in places which are sometimes apart from the communities that once thrived in those villages, towns, cities. Whether actively or indirectly, the stories that develop around these sites continue to play a role in building their communities. A number of historic sites and industrial landscapes in Ontario will be discussed in this paper, unveiling the present perceptions held about haunted spaces and buildings as entities and the role archaeology has played in the myths and stories surrounding these sites.
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Great Balls of Fire: Phantoms of Ontario’s Past. Meagan E. Brooks, Dena Doroszenko. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434479)
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