Marian Bradhaw Lecture Series: Some Secrets of the City

The Archaeology of Pre-European Indigenous Sites in Montréal

Montreal archaeologists dug only 60 centimetres below the asphalt before uncovering artifacts from a 14th century St. Lawrence Iroquoian village near Peel and Sherbrooke Street. (Courtesy Roland Tremblay)

Some secrets of the city: The archaeology of pre-European indigenous sites in Montréal

Roland Tremblay, prehistorian archaeologist, will talk about discoveries related to the occupation of the Montréal site by Indigenous peoples.

As in other modern North American cities, Montréal is bustling. But what about centuries or even millennia ago, well before the colonization of the continent by Europeans? Archaeology has given us some opportunities, here and there in Montréal, to reveal small windows on long-lost moments in the past, when Indigenous peoples from different periods occupied and lived on the island. This presentation will offer a sample of these discoveries, from the oldest traces more than 5,000 years ago to the ones that bear witness to the first contacts with Europeans… some 500 years ago.

Marian Bradhaw Lecture Series
Date: Friday, September 23, 2002 | 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Location (space limited):
McGill Faculty Club,
3450 McTavish Street, Montreal, QC H3A 0E5
Virtual Lecture available as well

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This lecture series was introduced in 2019 in recognition of the contributions of Marian Bradshaw, one CSDA’s founding members.

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Supported in part by: Canada Council for the Arts/Conseil des arts du Canada