A unique micro-geoarcheology laboratory affiliated to the CEN
, was inaugurated at Université Laval last month. Under the direction of CEN director, researcher Najat Bhiry, the laboratory will facilitate the reconstruction of daily human occupancy in archeological sites. Dr Bhiry has developed a competence to work with thin soil sections. Until recently, Dr Bhiry and her colleagues, such as CEN researcher James Woollett, had to send their samples to laboratories outside of Quebec and even overseas to produce the thin sections. Over 600 000$ was received from the CFI to fund the new laboratory.
For more information, please read the article (in French) written by Yvon Larose and published in ULaval’s journal Le Fil on the 5th of May 2016.