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Master of Arts (MA)
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In the seventeenth century, France was not one homogenous country but instead was comprised of many culturally distinct regions; it was as politically divided as it was socially. Two regions that typify this distinction are Normandy and Saintonge, which also produced ceramics exported to France’s New World colonies. A morphological comparison of the these ceramics found in early North American sites will enable a comparison of the trade networks between France and New France. In this study, Saintonge and Normandy ceramic artifacts have been examined from the seventeenth century archaeological sites of Ste. Croix Island, Champlain’s First and Second Habitation, Fort La Tour, and Pentagoet I and III. Ultimately, this study will lend to a better understanding of how these ceramics were used by those living in the seventeenth century New France regions of Acadia and Canada.
Mock, Kevin, "An Analysis of the Morphological Variability between French Ceramics from Seventeenth-century Archaeological Sites in New France" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 182.