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A Study of French Colonial Ceramics at the Louie Blanchette Site (23SC2010)

Author(s): Courtney Cox ; Brianna Patterson

Year: 2014

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Louie Blanchette, a French Canadian, settled what would later become St. Charles, Missouri in 1769. Little is known about him due to his illiteracy, but some documentation and analysis of the area in which he lived has brought more light on his role in the French frontier. This site overlooks the Missouri River and contains at least three buildings. Those buildings have been identified through recent archaeological investigations through field schools. A variety of French colonial ceramics have been unearthed. This paper discusses the findings of the initial analysis on these and other ceramics, and attempts to tie them into socioeconomic issues of frontier communities.

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A Study of French Colonial Ceramics at the Louie Blanchette Site (23SC2010). Courtney Cox, Brianna Patterson. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 437156)

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PaperId(s): SYM-61,05

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