Sunday, February 14, 2016

PAC 2016: Fragments d’humanité - Book

Archaeology of Québec Book Series
Fragments d’humanité - Pièces de collections

Montreal's Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archeology (PAC Museum) has launched the second book of its Archaeology of Quebec Book Series, which will consists of 5 volumes dedicated to Quebec archaeology. These books will summarise the results of about 50 years of archaeological research in the Province of Quebec. They will show in full the richness of Quebec’s historical heritage and artefacts, the importance of preserving them, and making them better known to all.

The book presents many items from different collections of artefacts uncovered in Québec. It complements the exhibition now on view at the PAC Museum Fragments of Humanity - Fragments d’humanité.

The present publication Fragments d’humanité – Pièces de collections, is a new volume in the “Archéologie du Québec” book collection, which already includes Air – Territoire et peuplemen, the first volum in the series, published a year ago. You can read about that first volume and peek inside the book here.

This second book just launched features some of the most important archaeological discoveries made over the last few decades in Québec, from the perspective of collections. The subjects addressed in the book are the same as those in the Fragments of Humanity exhibition that you can read about hereMoreover, book is enhanced with photographs, artefacts, and rich iconography.

This book is the result of a partnership between the Ministry of Culture and Communications and Pointe-à-Callière. It was produced under the direction of Louise Pothier, Head Archaeologist at Pointe-à-Callière, and published by Éditions de l’Homme. The complete collection will be made up of five books; the first two books are available at the PAC Museum Shop and in regular bookstores.

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For more information, visit the PAC Museum website.

To purchase the book, visit the PAC Museum's Online gift shop.

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