Quebec City's Principal Archaeologist at the Morrin Centre

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Jamestown, Québec, Santa Fe : The 400th Anniversary of Three Founding Cities

  • ·         Presented by William Moss, Chief Archaeologist for the City of Quebec 
  • ·         Thursday, January 28 2010 at 7 p.m. at the Morrin Centre
  • ·         $8 members and students / $10 non-members
  • ·         RSVP  418-694-9147  / [email protected]  /

Mr. Moss compares the founding cities of Jamestown VA, Québec and Santa Fe NM at the time of their first settlement and, 400 years later, through the celebration of this event in 2007, 2008 and 2009 respectively.  

His observations are based on his participation in a special symposium held by the University of Virginia in each of these cities over the past three years in concordance with a travelling exhibition prepared by the Smithsonian Institution. He also compares the founding of the British, French and Spanish civilisations in contemporary USA and Canada with a special attention to the archaeological portrait of the first century of colonization and to the manner in which today’s commemoration highlights the past.


William Moss, M.A.,is Chief Archaeologist for the City of Québec.  Serving in this capacity since 1985, Mr. Moss coordinates archaeological heritage management for this UNESCO World Heritage City and its partners. He has worked in England and, in the province of Québec, for Parks Canada and the provincial Culture and Communications Department. He is a lecturer at Laval University and a regularly-invited lecturer in Québec universities. A past president of the Society for Historical Archaeology, Mr. Moss is active in learned societies in Québec, Canada and abroad. He has numerous publications in both English and French to his credit.