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The archaeology of cultural interactions in French Guiana (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Catherine Losier.

The Guyanese cultural map changed just before the arrival of the Europeans in the territory. The first European explorers to reach Guiana therefore met recently restructured Native Amerindian groups. When the French settled and brought with them African slaves to work on their plantations, they increased the ethnic diversity of the Cayenne region. In this perspective, Cayenne Island was an area where cultural interactions and blends between the various groups in place were intense and frequent....


De la Guyane à Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, en passant par Terre-Neuve (2020)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Catherine Losier.

This is an abstract from the session entitled "Comparative Perspectives on European Colonization in the Americas: Papers in Honor of Réginald Auger" , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology. The imperialistic project of France during the colonial era was based on the strong interdependency between the Métropole and its colonies spread all around the globe. Interestingly, the cultural areas in which Professor Réginald Auger worked during is career allow to take a...


The evolution of the sugar industry in French Guiana from the 17th century to the 19th century (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Nathalie Cazelles.

The situation in French Guiana was not the same as in the other French overseas territories (West Indies or Reunion Island) where sugar was grown. Here, visible remains of the colonial sugar and rum industries are hardly found. Only the foundations of factory buildings and domestic housing can still be seen, and today in French Guiana,  there is only one factory which is still producing rum. Furthermore, very little archaeological research has been undertaken on the territory's colonial period. ...


Paris-Cayenne: Ceramic Availability and Use within the Plantation Context in French Guiana (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth C. Clay.

French Guiana presents a unique context in which to explore Caribbean plantation slavery due to several factors: it’s non-island geography, the distinct experiences of enslavement within French Caribbean colonies, and the unusual colonial agricultural economy. While sugar was sustainable for a short period in the early 19th century, plantations producing a variety of agricultural commodities were much more typical. In 2016, three nineteenth century plantation slave villages were the subject of...


Plantation Archaeology in French Guiana: Results Investigations at Habitation Loyola (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Antoine Loyer Rousselle.

The Habitation Loyola (1668-1778) is a Jesuit mission and plantation located in French Guiana that was occupied between 1668 and 1768. The establishment was dedicated to the production of sugar, indigo, coffee, cocoa, and cotton to finance the evangelization of Amerindian groups in South America. This vast plantation site has been studied since 1996 through a partnership between Université Laval and French researchers. The latest excavations (2011-2015) have been conducted on the storehouse and...