Man who discovered Jacques Cartier's lost colony set to speak in Halifax - NEWS 95.7
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Man who discovered Jacques Cartier's lost colony set to speak in Halifax

Last Updated Sep 26, 2017 at 5:51 am ADT

(Meghan Groff/NEWS 95.7)

HALIFAX – A Quebec archaeologist, one of the people to uncover the location of Jacques Cartier’s lost colony, will be hosting a lecture tonight to talk about his 2005 discovery.

When excavating a test pit in Cap-Rouge in Quebec City, Yves Chretien uncovered a piece of ceramic dating back to the 16th century.

He then discovered the site used to be the home of Fort Charlesbourg-Royal, which was established by Jacques Cartier and his colony.

Chretien tells NEWS 95.7 archaeologists had been looking for the site for more than 50 years.

“When I went there, I was really surprised to find that site,” said Chretien. “So many people before me searched for it without locating the real place of the fort.”

This is evidence of the first European attempt to colonize Canada after the Vikings.

On Tuesday night he’ll be talking about his discovery at Saint Mary’s University.

You can join him, along with the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society, and SMU’s anthropology department at 7:30 in the McNally auditorium.

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