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Kathleen Gilmore and the Archaeological Investigations of La Salle’s Fort St. Louis in Texas

Author(s): Jim Bruseth

Year: 2017

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Archaeological investigations at La Salle’s 1685-89 Fort St. Louis in Texas (41VT4) were conducted in 1950 by the Texas Memorial Museum and again in 1999-2002 by the Texas Historical Commission.  Kathleen Gilmore analyzed the artifacts from the 1950 excavations and identified the site as the location of the French colony of Fort St. Louis.  The 1999-2002 further confirmed this assessment and recovered much information about a Spanish presidio built over the French settlement.  Kathleen was a senior advisor on the more recent investigations, and was a consistent source of inspiration for the crew.  This paper highlights her work on both the early and the later investigations of La Salle’s Texas colony. 


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Kathleen Gilmore and the Archaeological Investigations of La Salle’s Fort St. Louis in Texas. Jim Bruseth. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435239)


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Temporal Keywords
French Colonial


Spatial Coverage

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

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PaperId(s): 642

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