Fri, Jul 07|
Historical Society Presentation - New Discoveries at Fort St. Louis
This program will be presented by Dr. Katie Cottreau Robbins. She is the provincial archeologist and she will be speaking about the archeological explorations and discoveries made at Fort St. Louis in Port La Tour. Click Details and scroll down for Zoom link.
Time & Location
Jul 07, 7:30 p.m.
About the Event
This program will be presented by Dr. Katie Cottreau Robbins. She is the provincial archeologist and she will be speaking about the archeological explorations and discoveries made at Fort St. Louis in Port La Tour.
This presentation will be shown online only at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/5676672127?pwd=ZzE5Mm94aG5LMkRzbHpISXJLckhCUT09
Zoom session opens at 7:15pm. Passcode is YCHS (if asked)
Dr. Katie Cottreau-Robins is the Senior Curator of Archaeology for the Nova Scotia Museum in the Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage. She currently holds Adjunct Professor positions at Saint Mary’s University and in Graduate Studies at Dalhousie University. In May, she was voted in as President-Elect for the Canadian Archaeological Association. She looks forward to serving the Canadian archaeological community in this volunteer capacity.
Katie’s work as an archaeologist and curator connects with the full range of cultural time periods in the Maritimes particular to the Mi’kmaq and early colonial settler populations. Her PhD focused on the daily life of the enslaved in Nova Scotia following the American Revolution. This interdisciplinary project was instrumental in forging connections with the African Nova Scotian community that continue today and have inspired new paths for relationship building and sharing our collective archaeological knowledge.
Urban archaeology, fur trade archaeology, the scientific study of copper artifacts from pre-contact sites, and museum gallery renewal in partnership with the Mi’kmaq, are some of the current projects on her desk at the Nova Scotia Museum. Katie’s tenure as a curator in public service has provided numerous opportunities for working with the many cultural groups, community members, students and researchers interested in understanding their stories. She is most appreciative of those opportunities and of the encouragement and support provided by those working with her over the years.