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Introduction

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780813036809
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813041841 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0001
Introduction

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This chapter provides the context in which French colonial endeavours occurred, by briefly exploring the history of French colonization in the Americas. It justifies the need for archaeological treatment of French colonial sites outside of the better-known regions of Canada and the upper Mississippi Valley, and provides brief summaries of the chapters that make up this book.

Keywords: historical archaeology; French colonies; Caribbean; Canada; Mississippi River Valley; Mentalité

Chapter.  5875 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology

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