Canada's First French Settlement Found

Archaeologists have solved a great mystery of Canadian history: the location of Jacques Cartier's 1541 settlement Fort Charlesbourg-Royal. The recent discovery of a 465-year-old pottery shard has placed the site near present day Quebec City.

Historians had ample documentation for the settlement but, until now, did not know its location. The site was discovered last year during the excavation of a proposed scenic overlook.