The Architectural Evolution of Quebec City’s Lower Town: 350 Years of Urbanization

Author(s): Reginald Auger; Allison L Bain

Year: 2018


The past 25 years of collaborative archaeological research between the City of Quebec and Université Laval is an exemplary case study of combining public education, site development and academic training. We studied local urbanization during the development of New France and after the Conquest as a result of past political and economic decisions. Using the case study of our annual field school at the îlot des Palais or Intendant’s Palace site, we focus here on thematic research linked to the built environment, landscape transformation and material culture studies. This paper will specifically focus on how we have analyzed and interpreted three and a half centuries of architectural evolution at the site. We conclude this paper with a discussion on best practices within the context of long term archaeological collaborations between universities and their partners. 

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The Architectural Evolution of Quebec City’s Lower Town: 350 Years of Urbanization. Reginald Auger, Allison L Bain. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441837)

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Architecture Commerce Urbanization

Geographic Keywords
Canada North America

Temporal Keywords
17th to 20th Century

Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 889