CSDA/CCDA Marian Bradshaw Lecture Series

CSDA/CCDA Marian Bradshaw Lecture Series

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3450 Rue McTavish

3450 Rue McTavish

Montréal, QC H3A 0E5


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

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Roland Tremblay, prehistorian archaeologist, will talk about discoveries related to the occopuation 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

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

Speaker Biography:

Roland Tremblay is a prehistorian archaeologist, with 35 years of experience in the domain. He has directed different projects on the field, in the lab and at the desk either in the academic realm and as a researcher for archaeological firms, museums, First Nations, government agencies and as a private consulting archaeologist. He has specialized on the archaeology of native occupation of the St-Lawrence Valley in the last millennia before the European presence, notably on the St-Lawrence Iroquoians who were visited by Jacques Cartier in 1535 and on which he wrote a book in 2006. On many occasions he has worked on archaeological projects on the island of Montreal, and since 2016, he is conducting research on a newly uncovered area on the famous Dawson site, a 15th century Iroquoian village situated in what is today downtown Montreal.

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