Talk: Archaeological Digs on Mount Royal

Talk by Christian Gates St-Pierre, archaeologist

photo: Christian Gates St-Pierre

photo: Christian Gates St-Pierre

The Plateau Mont-Royal and Rosemont are known for their greystone quarries used for numerous 19th-century buildings in Montreal. But there exists another, less known quarry at the foot of the mountain, worked by First Nations in prehistoric times. This unique quarry is one of many archaeological sites on and around the mountain. The talk will present a summary of these fascinating discoveries.

Christian Gates St-Pierre

Christian Gates St-Pierre photo: Hugo Lavoie, Radio-Canada

Christian Gates St-Pierre, archaeologist, specializes in First Nations prehistory.

  • Sunday 8 November 20152:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Mordecai-Richler Library – Mile End District, 5434 avenue du Parc, Montréal (south of Saint-Viateur – 80 bus) – in the upstairs meeting room
  • Free, no reservation required
  • Presentation in French, discussion in English and in French