And why would you want to study that? Reflections on Post-Conquest Archaeology

Author(s): Allison L Bain; Reginald Auger

Year: 2017


When Dr. Elizabeth Scott visited us in Quebec City during her last sabbatical leave she was interested in post-Conquest collections from the îlot des Palais and Île-aux-Oies sites. We were happy to oblige as the years immediately following the British Conquest are understudied, ignored and perhaps forgotten at times by archaeologists in our region. Is this due to the fact that we work in Quebec City, best known for its French flavour? And for its promotion of French heritage? After the Conquest, Quebec City remained a primarily francophone colonial city, though governed by a different crown. In this paper, we will explore how historians and archaeologists are rewriting the post-Conquest narrative and discuss the challenges of changing perceptions of both the public and colleagues about the years following 1759. 

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And why would you want to study that? Reflections on Post-Conquest Archaeology. Allison L Bain, Reginald Auger. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435353)


Conquest Identity Québec

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Canada North America

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Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

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PaperId(s): 233