Note: May 7, 2001:
So much for the "experts".
Four new artifacts have so far been reported
because of this St. Catherines Standard
article. They have already been digitally scanned, or will
be digitally scanned within the next few days. All of them come from
within 20 kilometres of Wainfleet, and one comes from Wainfleet itself.
It is interesting that the owners of all four
artifacts have previously (up to fifty years ago) reported their finds
to some Canadian archaeology authority, including the Royal Ontario Museum.
No "expert" ever bothered to view any of these artifacts. The discoverer
of the Wainfleet artifact said that the ROM did respond with a vague letter
demonstrating a complete lack of knowledge as to the artifact's specific
There is, of course, no indication yet as to
whether these artifacts date to before the known and accepted colonial
period. I have already sent the available images to experts
in Glasgow, the British Museum and the Sorbonne for identification.
I have also invited both Severin and Andersen
to visit the "Memphremagog Artifacts" site, but I imagine that, as is the
case with so many Canadian so-called "experts", they do not wish to be
confused by facts like C-14 dates (from two different labs).
After insulting me in the above article, neither
Severin nor Andersen has contacted me to say that they have read about
the Memphremagog Artifacts, to begin a dialog starting with some mild form
of apology or to show any interest in the past and more recent Niagara
artifacts. This is wholly typical of Canadian "experts".