L'alimentation des montréalais à l'époque coloniale

13 February 2017

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The bones of the first Montrealers provide a wealth of information about foods prevalent in colonial times. From foods shared by Natives and settlers, to disparities in the diets of country and city folk, and that of settlers and their counterparts in France, these skeletons shed light on our past. Discover colonial dietary habits through Jacinthe Vigeant’s work on skeletons from Montreal’s Church of Notre-Dame (1691-1796).

Jacinthe Vigeant is a doctoral candidate at the Université de Montréal and her research centres on what the human skeleton can tell us about the life and death of its owner. She is particularly interested in the impact of migration on the diet of Montrealers in the 18th and 19th centuries and is now studying how diseases can be detected in skeletal remains.

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