tDAR Logo tDAR digital antiquity

Rethinking "Frontiers" from a French Colonial Perspective

Author(s): Gregory Waselkov

Year: 2017

» Downloads & Basic Metadata

Summary

A societal "frontier" is always a relational concept. What looks like a periphery, whether imagined as a line or a zone, from one vantage point may from another look like an invaded heartland. The diverse nature of French colonialism in North America suggests the complexity of frontiers it induced. I review my 1981 article, "Frontiers and Archaeology," with perspective gained across thirty-five years, to consider whether the frontier concept has any current utility for the archaeology of French colonial America.


This Resource is Part of the Following Collections


Cite this Record

Rethinking "Frontiers" from a French Colonial Perspective. Gregory Waselkov. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435122)


Keywords

Temporal Keywords
1500-1800


Spatial Coverage

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

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 191

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