A discipline at the crossroad of social and environmental sciences
Archaeology, as practised in 21st-century Québec, investigates fields that are well outside the discipline’s traditional concerns. Archaeology has become increasingly interdisciplinary in its approach, investigating fields such as the peopling of the land, the relation between human groups and the environment, the construction of identity, the development of trade, expressions of culture, the history of production and techniques, foodways, climate and biodiversity – the list is long!
Would you like to learn more? Open the following thematic files and discover the world of Québec archaeology!
Archaeological practice in Québec
It’s important to understand the past, since it determines in great part what our society has become. Archaeology is often the only tool available for discovering our most distant origins. The archaeologist’s role is to observe authentic facts and then interpret them.
A brief history of Québec archaeology
Archaeological procedure: a scientific approach!
Humans and the land
The importance of archaeological conservation
The preventive conservation of collections