For immediate release
Les Abénakis d’Odanak, un voyage archéologique
Odanak, December 4, 2017 – The Abenaki Museum is pleased to present its first ever public archaeological publication entitled Les Abénakis d’Odanak: un voyage archéologique, made possible through an $81,000 grant from Canadian Heritage. This book is a synthesis of the archaeological excavation project Fort d’Odanak: the past revisited.
This publication tells the story of the journey through time that archaeologists Geneviève Treyvaud and Michel Plourde and their young apprentices made and the results of their efforts.
Les Abénakis d’Odanak, un voyage archéologique is available at the museum boutique, in French and English versions.
Archaeologist and prehistoric specialist in Quebec, Michel Plourde works as an archaeological consultant for various public, parapublic and private organizations. He has also been a lecturer in the Department of Historical Sciences at Université Laval since 2007, where he teaches archaeological excavation techniques and ethical issues to undergraduate students. Michel Plourde holds a master’s and doctorate from the Université de Montréal and has studied, among other things, the use of ceramics among Amerindian groups living in the St. Lawrence Lowlands and in James Bay. His writings have focused on the potential location of Stadacona, seal hunting techniques among the Amerindians of southern Quebec and the contribution of small sites to understanding the economy of nomadic groups.
Le Musée des Abénakis
Since 1965, the Museum has been promoting the cultural development of the Abenaki Nation and the conservation of its thousand-year-old traditions. Having welcomed several thousand visitors since its opening, the Musée des Abénakis is a dynamic place of diffusion and educational and cultural animation.
The Musée des Abénakis is subsidized by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec and the Conseil des Abénakis d’Odanak.
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Pour informations :
Vicky Desfossés-Bégin, agente médiation et communications
Musée des Abénakis,
108, rue Waban-Aki, Odanak, JOG 1H0