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Being Intendant in New France, a Step Forward in a Cursus Honorum? (2015)

Citation DOCUMENT Olivier Roy.

To rise through the ranks of "Ancient Régime" society, noblemen were called upon to fill various positions in the colonial administration. Being Intendant in New France might have been challenging and full of issues, but it was also a fast way to better your position. Among the challenges facing the Intendants, one of them was to reflect his wealth and social status necessary for the duty. Since the objective of my master’s thesis is to understand the symbolic importance of material culture as...


Bonding Pots: Ceramics from the Midi Toulousain (Southwest France) and their Transatlantic Journeys to New France (17th-18th c.) (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Amelie Guindon.

The Midi Toulousain area shows a distinctive organisation of its rural ceramic crafts during the early modern period. Three production centers made pottery, imitating each other’s decorative styles and techniques. Distribution patterns are keys to understanding the social and economic factors that underlie regional competition in production and marketing. We believe that Midi Toulousain pottery production fits into the much larger socioeconomic sphere of the French Atlantic. This pottery was...


Both local and lointain: Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoecology at the îlot des Palais site, Quebec City. (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Allison L Bain. Reginald Auger.

A decade of environmental and palaeoecological research at the îlot des Palais or Intendant’s Palace site in Quebec City has yielded rich and detailed datasets that document the site’s transformation from a marshy riverside setting to an important hive of activity for Intendants, artisans and occupants. The methods presented in this paper include archaeoentomology, zooarchaeology, dendrochronology and macrobotanical analyses. They demonstrate that products imported from the metropole and within...


A Comparative Examination of the Dietary Practices of British and French Occupants of New France. (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Kristen A Walczesky.

The examination of faunal remains from archaeological sites provides a wealth of information pertaining to the diets of past peoples and comparative analyses allow for an in-depth understanding of similarities and differences that occur amongst sites. This research focuses on the comparative analysis of faunal data from a variety of sites located in and around Québec City. Data from a privy associated with the French (1720s-1760) and English (1760-1775) occupations of the second Intendant’s...


Fireplaces and Foundations: Architecture at Fort St. Joseph (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT Erika K Loveland.

Fort St. Joseph was an eighteenth-century mission, garrison, and trading post located along the St. Joseph River in present-day Niles, Michigan. Architectural elements discovered through excavation over the past decade at the fort provide insights on the techniques and materials used in the construction of associated buildings. Historic documents reveal little information on the fort’s built environment, highlighting the importance of archaeological evidence. This architectural analysis relies...


Forging a New Frontier for the Old: The Great Lakes’ Fox Wars of New France (2017)

Citation DOCUMENT Linda Naunapper.

History of the Great Lakes Fox Wars (AD 1680-1730) is embedded within broader historical narratives that are based upon early modern period primary source material. Archaeologists use the narratives to assign material culture meaning by matching archaeological assemblages to what is known about the historic past. Some decades-old unanswered (or seemingly unanswerable) questions posed by this highly complex temporal period, however, appear to be rooted in a selective use of historical...


Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project: 2015 Field Season (2016)

Citation DOCUMENT John W. Cardinal. Aaron A. Howard. Erika K Loveland. Michael Nassaney. James B Schwaderer.

The 2015 field season of the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project marks the 40th annual archaeological field school hosted by Western Michigan University. Students enrolled in this RPA certified field school participated in a number of activities pertaining to public archaeology with a focus on architecture in 18th century New France. Students participated in fieldwork, lab work, writing blogs and posting to our social media, an annual public lecture series, public outreach to over 800 school...


Interpretations of Architectural Remains at Fort St. Joseph (20BE23), Niles, MI (2018)

Citation DOCUMENT Erika K Loveland.

To better understand the built environment of Fort St. Joseph, an eighteenth-century mission, garrison, and trading post located along the St. Joseph River, the architectural remains have been a focus of excavation over the past ten years. The remains discovered through excavation at the fort will be discussed as they offer insights on the layout and size of buildings uncovered as well as the techniques and materials used in the buildings’ construction by the fort occupants. Knowledge gleaned...


Paddling Through the Past- A Landscape Archaeological Survey of a Contested Waterway (2013)

Citation DOCUMENT Andrew R Beaupre.

During the 17th and 18th centuries, the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Corridor was a ‘border-zone’, highly contested between the Native and European powers of the Atlantic world.  In the summer of 2012, a team of archaeologists, educators and artists undertook a canoe-based landscape archaeological survey of the region.  The team investigated colonial period forts and Native sites with the goal of discerning whether the placement of sites within the landscape was purely strategic, or whether...

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America