Old Mobile: The Internal Structure of An Early 18th-Century French Colonial Town

Author(s): Gregory Waselkov

Year: 2018

Summary

Twenty-nine years of archaeological investigations at the townsite known as Old Mobile, capital of the French colony of Louisiane from 1702 to 1711, has revealed ten structures in considerable detail, as well as information on the distribution of other structures throughout the town. Recent new overlays of the two extant historical maps of the settlement permit an evaluation of those two cartographic sources, as well as interpretations of the occupants of the excavated structures. The map overlays also provide evidence for the location of the town's cemetery and other unexplored community features. We now have an opportunity to reconsider historians' assessments of the nature of this French colonial settlement in light of archaeological findings.

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Old Mobile: The Internal Structure of An Early 18th-Century French Colonial Town. Gregory Waselkov. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2018 ( tDAR id: 441851)

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Keywords

Temporal Keywords
1702-1711

Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 138