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Amanda Crompton

My research interests revolve around the historical archaeology of Newfoundland. My Ph.D. research examines various archaeological sites from the French colony of Plaisance (located in Placentia, Newfoundland). Plaisance was the only official French colony in Newfoundland, occupied between 1662 and 1713. I spent four field seasons excavating the remains of the first fortification built by the French in Plaisance, which remains virtually unknown from documentary resources. Specifically, I am interested in reconstructing the life history of the fort, the lives of the soldiers that lived there, and examining the larger trade networks that supplied the fort and the colony.