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

Author(s): Kristen A Walczesky

Year: 2016

Summary

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 Palace in Québec City, the later 1780-1820s British use of a privy associated with the Intendant’s palace, the early (1720-1731) and late (1720-1731) French occupation of the New Farm site—located on Geese Island outside of Québec City—and various French and British household and yard contexts from the Fort Michilimackinac site provide the basis for this comparative analysis of French and British diets in New France. 

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A Comparative Examination of the Dietary Practices of British and French Occupants of New France.. Kristen A Walczesky. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434819)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 976