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Of Bugs and Men: Involuntary Interactions at the Intendant’s Palace site (CeEt-30), Québec City

Author(s): Mélanie Rousseau

Year: 2014

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Intendant and Governor were two of the most important characters in New France. It is thus little surprising that the Intendant would want a building that suits his rank. However, more surprising is the location of that building. Indeed, the lack of space in the upper town can partially explain the construction of the palace down the slope in what was to become the lower town. Nevertheless, it has been documented that even at the time the French arrived in Quebec City, the site was a damp stretch of land a dozen feet large. This is what created my interest in the transition from a natural to a cultural landscape. Questions that will be addressed include ‘What type of adaptations where made to the environment?’ and ‘to what extent did the Europeans adapt to the local landscape?’. This paper will focus on archaeoentomological results.


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Of Bugs and Men: Involuntary Interactions at the Intendant’s Palace site (CeEt-30), Québec City. Mélanie Rousseau. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436925)


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PaperId(s): SYM-38,05

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