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Gates-St-Pierre, Christian

Assistant Professor

  • Director, Laboratoire d'archéologie préhistorique

Contact:

  • Telephone 514-343-6111 #51711 Pav. PAV.M.CARON-L.GROULX-3200 J.B. \ Ext. C-3092

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Gates-St-Pierre, Christian

Presentation

My work focuses on the archeology of the Native populations of Northeastern North Amercica, especially Iroquoians, mainly through the analysis of their subsistence economies, ceramic production and bone technologies, using zooarchaeology, microwear and technological analyses. I am also interested in social archeology, the history of archeology, the protection of archaeological heritage and ethical issues in archeology.

- Editor of the Archéologiques academic journal. www.archeologie.qc.ca/publications/

- Member of the Editorial Board, Recherches amérindiennes au Québec recherches-amerindiennes.qc.ca/site/

- Member of the Conseil du patrimoine de Montréal bit.ly/2wuzIwf

- Regular member of the ArchéoScience/ArchéoSociale Research Group (AS2) at Université de Montréal www.facebook.com/Groupe-de-recherche-AS2-387700628372794/

- Collaborating member of the Groupe de recherche en archéométrie de l'Université Laval

- Associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire d'études et de recherches autochtones (CIÉRA) www.ciera.ulaval.ca

- Member of the Worked Bone Research Group (WBRG), International Council for ArchaeoZoology (ICAZ) www.wbrg.net

- Member (and former Chair) of the Public Advocacy Committee, Canadian Archaeological Association. canadianarchaeology.com/caa/en/about/public-advocacy-committee

Research expertise

Areas of expertise

Current projects

  • An Indigenous History of Montreal and the St. Lawrence River Valley (Kanienke). Co-Principal Investigator (forthcoming).
  • St. Lawrence Iroquoians and the origins of agriculture. Principal Investigator, Project funded by the SSHRC (Insight Program).
  • An Integrative Approach to Faunal Exploitation by St. Lawrence Iroquoians in Prehistoric Times. Principal Investigator, Project funded by the Fonds de recherche québécois sur la société et la culture (FRQSC)
  • Hochelaga Project: In Search of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians on the Island of Montreal. Principal Investigator, Project funded by the City of Montreal and the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications.
  • Archaeological Field School at the Nivard site in Montreal. Co-supervisor. Project funded by McGill University, the City of Montreal and the Quebec Ministry of Culture and Communications.

Publications

Submitted: Christian Gates St-Pierre, Claire St-Germain and Louis-Vincent Laperrière-Désorcy, «Black Bear and the Iroquoians: Food, Stories, and Symbols», in H. A. Lapham and G. A. Waselkov (dir.), Other-Than-Human-Beings: Archaeology and Ethnohistory of Bears in Eastern Native North America. Gainseville: University Press of Florida.

In press: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Quebec Archaeology», in C. Smith (dir.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer.

In press: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Needles and Bodies: A Microwear Analysis of Experimental Bone Tattooing Instruments». Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.

2018: Olivier Blarquez, Julie Talbot, Jordan Paillard, Lyna Lapointe-Elmrabti, Nicolas Pelletier and Christian Gates St-Pierre: «Late Holocene Influence of Societies on the Fire Regime in Southern Québec Temperate Forests». Quaternary Science Reviews 180: 63-74.

2018: Christian Gates St-Pierre et Marie-Eve Boisvert, «L'industrie osseuse du site McDonald: un regard techno-fonctionnel», in C. Chapdelaine (dir.), McDonald: le plus vieux village iroquoien de Saint-Anicet. Paléo-Québec No 37. Montréal: Recherches amérindiennes au Québec.

2017: Nicolas Zorzin and Christian Gates St-Pierre, «The Sociopolitics of Archaeology in Quebec: Regional Developments within Global Trends». Archaeologies, Journal of the World Archaeological Congress 13(3): 412-434.

2017: John P. Hart, Jennifer Birch and Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Effects of Population Dispersal on Regional Signaling Networks: An Example from Northern Iroquoia». Science Advances 3: e1700497.

2017: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Entrevue croisée avec Norman Clermont et Louise I. Paradis». Archéologiques 30: 139-52.

2017: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «À la recherche d'Hochelaga». Cap-aux-Diamants 130: 34-38.

2016: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Iroquoians in the St. Lawrence River Valley Before European Contact». Ontario Archaeology 96: 47-64.

2016: Christian Gates St-Pierre, Marie-Eve Boisvert and Maude Chapdelaine, «L'étude des maisonnées iroquoiennes à travers l'analyse de leur industrie osseuse: le cas des Iroquoiens du Saint-Laurent de la région de Saint-Anicet, au Québec». P@lethnologie 8: 100-114.

2016: Christian Gates St-Pierre, Claire St-Germain, Michelle Courtemanche, Claude Chapdelaine and Matthew Collins, «An Integrative Approach to the Study of Bone Tool Manufacture and Use: The Case of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians». Cuadernos del Instituto Nacional de Anthropología y Pensamiento Latinoamericano, Series Especiales 3(2): 54-73.

2016: Christian Gates St-Pierre and Roland Tremblay, «Terre cuite non glaçurée amérindienne»: 37-53, in L. Métreau (ed.); Identifier la céramique au Québec. Cahiers d'archéologie du CÉLAT, No 41. Québec: CÉLAT, Université Laval.

2016: Christian Gates St-Pierre and Adrian L. Burke, «Le mont Royal au temps de la préhistoire»: 38-42, in A.-M. Balac et F. C. Bélanger (eds.); Lumières sous la ville: quand l'archéologie raconte Montréal. Signes des Amériques No 15. Montréal: Recherches amérindiennes au Québec.

2016: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Entre fleuve et montagne: Hochelaga démystifié»: 50-57, in A.-M. Balac and F. C. Bélanger (eds.); Lumières sous la ville: quand l'archéologie raconte Montréal. Signes des Amériques No 15. Montréal: Recherches amérindiennes au Québec.

2015: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Horticulture on the Edge: The Northernmost Evidence for Plant Cultivation in Pre-Contact Northeastern North America». Revista de Anthropología del Museo de Entre Ríos 1(1): 21-31.

2015: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Les pointes en os biseautées des Iroquoiens». Canadian Journal of Archaeology 39(1): 31-46.

2015: Christian Gates St-Pierre and Marie-Eve Boisvert, «L’industrie osseuse»: 261-290, in C. Chapdelaine (ed.); Mailhot-Curran: un village iroquoien du XVIe siècle. Paléo-Québec No 35. Montréal: Recherches amérindiennes au Québec.

2015: Christian Gates St-Pierre and Robert G. Thompson, «Phytolith Evidence for the Early Presence of Maize in Southern Quebec». American Antiquity 80(2): 408-415.

2013: Christian Gates St-Pierre and Claude Chapdelaine, «After Hopewell in Southern Quebec». Archaeology of Eastern North America 41: 69-89.

2012: Christian Gates St-Pierre, Adrian L. Burke, Gilles Gauthier and Greg Kennedy, «Nouvelles données sur l'utilisation préhistorique de la cornéenne par les Amérindiens du Québec méridional». Canadian Journal of Archaeology 36(2): 289-310.

2010: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Iroquoian Bone Artifacts: Characteristics and Problems»: 71-85, in A. Legrand-Pineau, I. Sidéra, N. Buc, E. David and V. Scheinsohn (eds.); Ancient and Modern Bone Artefacts from America to Russia: Cultural, Technological and Functional Signature. BAR International Series No 2136. Oxford: Archaeopress.

2009: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «A Critical Review of the Last Decade of Prehistoric Archaeology in Southern Quebec»: 103-141, in D. L. Keenlyside and J.-L. Pilon (eds); Painting the Past with a Broad Brush: Papers in Honour of James Valliere Wright. Mercury Series, Archaeology Paper No 170. Gatineau: Canadian Museum of Civilization.

2008: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Un assemblage des Iroquoiens du Saint-Laurent provenant d'Akwesasne dans les collections du Musée McCord». Archéologiques 21: 58-68.

2007: Christian Gates St-Pierre and Renee B. Walker (eds.), Bones as Tools: Current Methods and Interpretations in Worked Bone Studies. BAR International Series No 1622. Oxford: Archaeopress.

2007: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Les collections archéologiques préhistoriques de la Gaspésie au Musée McCord». Archéologiques 20: 55-70.

2006: Christian Gates St-Pierre, Potières du Buisson: La céramique de tradition Melocheville sur le site Hector-Trudel. Collection Mercure No 168. Gatineau: Musée canadien des civilisations.

2004: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «The Middle Woodland Ancestors of the St. Lawrence Iroquoians»: 395-417, in J.-L. Pilon and J. V. Wright (eds.); A Passion for the Past: Papers in Honour of James F. Pendergast. Mercury Series, No 164. Ottawa: Archaeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Museum of Civilization.

2003: Michel Plourde and Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Les phocidés du secteur de l'embouchure du Saguenay: Modalités d'exploitation au Sylvicole supérieur». Recherches amérindiennes au Québec 33(1): 45-60.

2001: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Variations sur un même thème: les outils en os des Iroquoiens du Haut-St-Laurent». Archéologiques 15: 35-54.

2001: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «Two Sites, but Two Phases? Revisiting Kipp Island and Hunter's Home». Northeast Anthropology 62: 31-53. 

2001: Christian Gates St-Pierre, «The Melocheville Tradition: Late Middle Woodland Ceramic Production in Southern Quebec»: 48-71, in J.-L. Pilon, M. Kirby and C. Thériault (eds.); A Collection of Papers Presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association. Ottawa: Ontario Archaeological Society et Canadian Archaeological Association.

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