Seeing the sea differently: Technology at the service of Archaeology
Sunday, August 4 at 10 a.m.
The history of human occupation of the Bic maritime region dates back a few thousand years, when small groups of indigenous peoples chose it as a place for temporary stopovers and for seasonal settlement. When Europeans arrived in the 16th century, the Bic first served as an anchorage area during stopovers along the St. Lawrence, then as a place of colonization. In the 17th century, navigation on the St. Lawrence intensified and around 1730 the Bic became a strategic location for pilotage. After 1760, a pilot station was formally established, which was in use until around 1905. The Bic is now a provincial park managed by the SÉPAQ.
This conference presents the beginnings of the maritime and underwater archaeological research components of the multidisciplinary project Odyssée "Voir la mer"*, including the evaluation of the archaeological potential of the Maritime Bic sector, as well as the preliminary results of the first remote sensing inventory phase carried out in the summer of 2019.
The talk is presented by Aimie Néron, Overwater and Underwater Archaeologist, Commercial Diver, Material Culture Specialist, Diving Safety Officer and Vice President of the Institute for Research in Maritime History and Underwater Archeology (IRHMAS)
* « Voir la mer », Principal Investigator: Dany Dumont from the University of Quebec at Rimouski. Project in partnership with CIDCO; UBISOFT; ISMER-UQAR; CDRIN; OGSL; IML-MPO-SHC; Parc du Bic; IRHMAS.
Reservation required on email@example.com or 1 844 310-5001
Partner: l’Institut de recherche en histoire maritime et archéologie subaquatique (IRHMAS)