Analyse des macro-restes végétaux du site colonial de Ferryland (Terre-Neuve, Canada)

Authors: Prévost, Marie-Annick
Advisor: Bain, AllisonBhiry, Najat
Abstract: The rich cod stocks of Newfoundland’s Grand Banks (Canada) attracted Europeans to the Americas from the sixteenth century onwards. However, the establishment of permanent colonies like that of Ferryland, founded by the English (1621-1696), date to the seventeenth century. The analysis of macro botanical remains (including wood charcoal) from this archaeological site shed light on the relationships between settlers and their environment. Their diet included a great variety of native wild berries as well as cereals, peas, herbs and dried fruits of European origin. However, we can not tell if this food grew mostly on or around the site or was imported. Settlers also used other plant resources (wood, conifer twigs, peat moss) for building and heating. Also, the activities of the settlers appear to have facilitated the introduction of many non-native weeds.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2008
Open Access Date: 13 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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