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Our work in the news

The latest media features, interviews, public talks, and publications from the project.

Media features

Oct. 2018. UNB Partners with Parks Canada on Historic Archaeology Project. The Brunswickan.

Sept. 2018. 3 Strange Buttons Help Archaeologists Identify 18th Century Skeleton as Foreign-Born Soldier. Forbes Science News.

Aug. 2018. Fortress Dig Unearths Human History. Cape Breton Post.

Aug. 2018. Students unearth 300-year-old human remains near Louisbourg. CBC News

Aug. 2018. Eighteenth-century graves in Canada threatened by erosion. Archaeology Magazine

Aug. 2018. Louisbourg Dig. CBC Information Morning - Cape Breton

March 2018. Putting together pieces of the past. CBC Information Morning - Fredericton

Past news

Aug. 2017. Louisbourg Dig. CBC Information Morning - Fredericton

Aug. 2017. Mainstreet Visits Louisbourg. CBC Mainstreet Cape Breton

July 2017. Fortress Louisbourg Archeology. CBC Information Morning – Cape Breton

July 2017. Centuries-old graves being dug up near Louisbourg before they're lost. CBC News

July 2017. Scientists study remains to learn more about Louisbourg settlers. Cape Breton Post

May 2017. Cape Breton burials. CBC As It Happens

April 2017. Erosion threatens burial ground at Fortress Louisbourg. Cape Breton Post

April 2017. ‘Rescue archaeology’ needed to save 300-year-old Louisbourg burial ground. CBC News

April 2017. Parks Canada partners with University of New Brunswick to bring bioarchaeological field program to national historic site. UNB Newsroom

April 2017. La bioarchéologie et la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg. CBC Radio-Canada Moncton


Public talks

Sept. 2018. Coastal erosion and cemetery excavation: How a centuries old dilemma is providing new opportunities at the Fortress of Louisbourg, NS. Nova Scotia Archaeology Society Lecture, Halifax, NS.

April 2018. Saving a cemetery: Coastal erosion and bioarchaeological excavation at the 18th century Fortress of Louisbourg, NS Canada. Anthropology Talks, SUNY Oneonta Anthropology Club, Oneonta, NY.

Feb. 2018. Bioarchaeology at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Museum of Natural History, Halifax, NS. Organized and hosted by Parks Canada.

Jan. 2018. Skeletal Storytelling: A Bioarchaeological Exploration of the Fortress of Louisbourg and the Lived Experience in 18th Century Atlantic Canada. American Institute of Archaeology Lecture, University of New Brunswick

Sept. 2017. Skeletons in the Soil: A Bioarchaeological Exploration of the Fortress of Louisbourg, N.H.S., Fredericton Golden Club, Fredericton, NB

Publications

Scott A, Morgan J, Nicholson, Fonzo M, Hinton J. 2018. “Whare ye ennemy used to bury there dead”: A New Englander burial at the eighteenth-century Fortress of Louisbourg in Atlantic Canada. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. DOI: 10.1002/oa.2719

Scott A, Ebert D, Fonzo M, Hinton J, Georg RB. 2018. Burying the Karrer: A case study exploration of the mercenary regiment at the 18th-century Fortress of Louisbourg, NS. Bioarchaeology International. DOI: 10.5744/bi.2018.1017

Conference presentations

Scott A, Fonzo M (2018) From Acid to Alkaline: The Variation in Soil pH at the 18th Century Rochefort Point Cemetery and its Relationship to Mortuary Practices and Previous Site Use. Canadian Association for Physical anthropology Conference, London, ON.

Munkittrick J, Grimes V, Scott A (2018) Investigating Childhood Lead Exposure of early 18th Century French Inhabitants from the Fortress of Louisbourg, NS. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology Conference, London, ON.

Fonzo M, Scott A, Duffy M (2018) A Preliminary Analysis of Parasite Egg Recovery Methods from Pelvic Soil Samples. Canadian Association of Physical Anthropology Conference, London, ON.

Moran M, Scott A (2018) Reconstructing Rochefort Point: Methodologies for Exploring Shared Cemetery and Settlement Space at the Eighteenth-Century Fortress of Louisbourg. Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology Conference, Halifax, NS.

Hinton J, Munkittrick J, Grimes V, Scott A (2018) Detecting vitamin D deficiency: radiographic assessment of two archaeological skeletal assemblages from the Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland. Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology Conference, Halifax, NS.

Scott A, Ebert D, Fonzo M, Hinton J, Georg RB (2017) Buttons and bone: Burial context and individuality at the 18th century Fortress of Louisbourg, NS. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology Conference, Edmonton, AB.

Hinton J, Scott A. New Foundations: A Skeletal Exploration of the First French Inhabitants of the Fortress of Louisbourg, NS. Canadian Association for Physical Anthropology Conference, Edmonton, AB.