Timeline and ArchéoBazar: two new digital tools to make archeology more accessible

Pointe-à-Callière, city of archeology and history of Montreal, is launching two digital tools on the Archéolab.Québec platform. The ArchéoBazar educational tool and a new interactive timeline will help showcase Quebec's archaeological heritage.

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Montreal, October 14, 2020 - Pointe-à-Callière, city of archeology and history of Montreal, launches two digital tools on the platform Archéolab.Quebec, which make it possible to highlight the archaeological heritage. In addition to the resources already available to help people discover Quebec archeology, the platform now offers the educational tool ArcheoBazaar and a new one Timeline interactive.

ArchéoBazar: a fun tool for teachers

ArchéoBazar is a tool designed to discover the collection offered in Archéolab in a fun and educational way. It presents a selection of artefacts directly associated with the specific themes and subjects that make up the “Social Universe” school program and provides access to content specially adapted to the needs of a school clientele. This tool is an access portal to be used in addition to the content seen in class, but it can just as easily be used by anyone interested in material witnesses of the past, from the first occupants who set foot on the territory to the contemporary period!

From the four main themes of departure (First occupants of the territory, New France, British Conquest and change of Empire, Contemporary period and industrialization of Canada), it is possible to explore “star artifacts” through stories audio, short texts and animations.

To know more : https://www.archeolab.quebec/archeobazar

The timeline: chronology of the occupation of Quebec territory

The timeline exhibits a selection of artefacts which, placed across five major divisions in the history of present-day Quebec, reveals the archaeological imprint of the First Nations, Euro-Canadians and Inuit who occupied it. This is a new tool for discovering the Reference archaeological collection of Quebec which bears witness to eras, lifestyles and significant events in Quebec history.

Various interactive options are offered to take the exploration further: access the artefact data sheets, obtain targeted groups of artefacts associated with specific periods, sites or archaeological contexts.

To know more : https://www.archeolab.quebec/ligne-du-temps


Funded under the Quebec Digital Cultural Plan and the Cultural Development Agreement between the City of Montreal and the Government of Quebec, the Archéolab.Québec platform was designed by Pointe-à-Callière. Developed with the contribution of ten emeritus researchers in Quebec archeology and a scientific committee, the collection has also been able to count on the collaboration of several institutional partners, in particular the Center de conservation du Québec, Laval University, the City of of Quebec, the City of Montreal, Parks Canada and several museums.

Archéolab.Quebec is an essential reference in Quebec archeology, a crossroads that brings together a panoply of resources offering direct access to artefacts as well as to the archaeological discipline itself. The portal brings together representative bodies of all cultural occupations in Quebec and their regional variants. The collection has an informative, scientific, heritage, identity and educational value in addition to making Quebec know-how in North American archeology accessible to the entire community. This documentation is at the cutting edge of current knowledge. Note that Archéolab.Québec received the Excellence Award from the Canadian Museums Association in 2019, in the New Media category.

About Pointe-à-Callière, city of archeology and history of Montreal : Pointe-à-Callière, where Montreal was founded, is Montreal's largest history museum. Built on a concentration of historical and archaeological sites of national scope, the museum complex's mission is to make known and love the history of the metropolis of Quebec and to forge links with regional, national and international networks. Pointe-à-Callière is subsidized by the City of Montreal.

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