French military lunettes at Ft. Bridger, WY

Author(s): Dana Lee Pertermann

Year: 2016


Fort Bridger, WYhas a strong connection to French colonialism in North America. While the original trading post was created to accomodate French traders in the West, the French influence on military structures has not been as well researched in this region. Lunette fortifications that were recorded on historical documents have been found through magnatometry, and are currently being excavated. Features have been discovered that do not match the historical records exactly, however, such as a retaining wall. These differences and the impact of French military tactics and fort construction on the American military in the West in particular makes this site intriging on many levels. 

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French military lunettes at Ft. Bridger, WY. Dana Lee Pertermann. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434634)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 137