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Once again, we have an exciting line up of speakers for our 2017-2018 Lecture Series. We will kick off with a special lecture by Yves Chrétien:
The Upper Fort of Cartier & Roberval at Cap-Rouge: The first European attempt to colonizeCanada after the Vikings
In 2005, Yves Chrétien made an amazing discovery at Cap-Rouge. Hired to conduct an archaeological assessment for a new park development, his excavations soon brought to light unexpected artifacts that pre-dated even Samuel de Champlain’s activities at nearby Québec. In time, Chrétien’s site revealed some of the oldest traces of European colonial activity in what is now Canada. It was Charlesbourg-Royal, the fortified settlement established by Jacques Cartier and Jean-François de La Rocque de Roberval in 1541. Armbrae Academy, The Nova Scotia Archaeology Society, and The Anthropology Department at Saint Mary’s University invite you to an illustrated lecture by Yves Chrétien, who will tell the story of this unique archaeological discovery.
Dr. Yves Chrétien is a professional archaeologist based in the province of Québec. His research specializations include Indigenous and historical archaeology, experimental archaeology, and cultural resource management. Included among his clients have been Parks Canada, First Nations, the government of Québec, and educational institutions at all levels.
This lecture will be Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 – 7:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: McNally Theatre/Auditorium (not our usual lecture space)
Saint Mary’s University
923 Robie Street
The Nova Scotia Archaeology Society (NSAS) was formed in 1987. It is our mandate to bring together individuals interested in the study and promotion of archaeology, particularly as it relates to all cultures of Nova Scotia; to disseminate knowledge and encourage the exchange of information among professionals and amateurs alike; and to promote the preservation and protection of archaeological sites and resources throughout the Province.
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