Contact in the 16th Century: Networks Among Fishers, Foragers and Farmers
Edited by Brad Loewen and Claude Chapdelaine
May 2016, ISBN 978-0-7766-2360-3
Mercury Series, Archaeology Paper 176
320 pages, 99 illustrations, 17 x 24 cm
Travel back in time to the 1500s, when sustained contacts between Europeans and Natives were taking shape. From the shores of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence to Tadoussac and on to Huronia-Wendaki, this book focuses on 16th century European goods and Native networks that formed an interplay of place and mobility.
Part I is set around the Gulf where Euro-Native contact was direct and the historical record is strongest. Part II is set in the Saint Lawrence Valley and shows Tadoussac as a fork in inland networks. And Part III is set around Lake Ontario, focusing on contact between this region and the Saint Lawrence Valley.
This ground-breaking work features scholarly contributions by Saraí Barreiro, Meghan Burchell, Claude Chapdelaine, Martin S. Cooper, Amanda Crompton, Vincent Delmas, Sergio Escribano-Ruiz, William Fox, Sarah Grant, François Guindon, Erik Langevin, Brad Loewen, Jean-François Moreau, Jean-Luc Pilon, Michel Plourde, Peter Ramsden, Lisa Rankin and Ronald F. Williamson.