Spatial analyses and 3-D Interpretative modelling at Loyola Habitation (1730-1768)

Author(s): Raphaelle Lussier-Piette

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Jesuit Missions, Plantations, and Industries" session, at the 2019 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

The Loyola Habitation was a Jesuit plantation founded in 1668 for the purpose of financing missions in South America and as a place of respite for missionaries in French Guiana. Archaeological research at Loyola, conducted by Université Laval and a local French association (APPAAG) since the 1990s, has focused primarily on the residential complex (1730 - 1768), which consisted of a house, chapel, kitchen, cemetery, hospital, smithy, purgery, storehouse and garden terraces. An important objective of this project is to compile the archaeological, historical and architectural data to produce a 3-D model of Loyola, which will be used to analyze the architecture and spatial layout of the plantation. This paper will discuss how this research synthesis can help understand the spatial organization of the residential complex at the Loyola Habitation as a material manifestation of the spiritual and social dynamics between different groups living and working on the plantation. 

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Spatial analyses and 3-D Interpretative modelling at Loyola Habitation (1730-1768). Raphaelle Lussier-Piette. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, St. Charles, MO. 2019 ( tDAR id: 449039)

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3-D modelling Jesuit Plantation

Geographic Keywords

Temporal Keywords
18th Century

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): 221