Underground Nova Scotia

Underground Nova Scotia

By Paul Erickson (CA)

Publisher: Nimbus Publishing


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Underground Nova Scotia provides an accessible introduction to the archaeologist work being done across Nova Scotia. Edited by St. Mary's University anthropologists Paul Erickson and Jonathan Fowler, these fifteen essays cover early Acadian, Mi'kmaq, Black Loyalist, and Norse sites, as well as more recent settlements and industries. The collection includes details of new work at some of the province's established historic sites, including Grand Pre, Fort Edward, and Fortress Louisbourg, as well as less familiar studies and technologies: tracing and ancient portage route through Southwest Nova Scotia, and the use of airborne lasers to chart eighteenth-century land disputes on the Isthmus of Chignecto.

From the lost Black Loyalist settlement of Birchtown to skeletons recently found at the Fortress of Louisbourg, these essays will fascinate history lovers.

About the Author: Paul Erickson is professor and chair of the anthropology department at Saint Mary's University. He holds degrees from four universities, including a doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut. His academic and community interests include educational anthropology, urban archaeology, and the history and built heritage of Halifax. Dr. Erickson is the author or editor of more than ten books, including Historic North End Halifax and Underground Halifax.

Language: eng

172 pages

Publication Date: 20100929

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