Excerpt- The interest also comes from the fact that this period – which corresponds to the first exchanges between native people and European settlers – is very little documented in Quebec and Canada. “There is a cultural interaction that is very interesting. The natives will integrate different European objects, but at the same time, they continue to produce their traditional objects “, argues the archaeologist.
“This is probably the only site in Canada, dating back to that time, where there are longhouses of the great Iroquoian family. And this is a really important time, that of contact, the beginning of a mix, “he says. “It’s also a beautiful unique site because we know there was a very close relationship between the French and the Hurons.”
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