Underground Nova Scotia: Stories of Archaeology
Description:Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing (Sep 29 2010)
Fifteen essays on the archaeological work that is currently uncovering Nova Scoti‰ÛÁÌ_?s lost past Underground Nova Scotia provides an accessible introduction to the archaeological work being done across Nova Scotia. Edited by St. MaryÌ_å«s University anthropologists Paul Erickson and Jonathan Fowler, these fifteen essays cover early Acadian, MiÌ_å«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 provinceÌ_å«s stablished historic sites, including Grand Pr?_, Fort Edward, and Fortress Louisbourg, as well as less familiar studies and technologies: tracing an 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 at Birchtown to skeletons recently found at the Fortress of Louisbourg, the essays will fascinate history lovers.
About the Author
Paul Erickson is Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department at Saint MaryÌ_å«s University. Dr. Erickson is the author or editor of more than 10 books, including Historic North End Halifax and Underground Halifax. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Jonathan Fowler is an historical archaeologist who teaches in the Anthropology Department at Saint Marys University. He lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.