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Canadian Historic Sites: Occasional Papers in Archaeology and History No. 12

Lime Preparation at 18th-Century Louisbourg

by Charles S. Lindsay


The equipment and techniques used in the preparation of lime for mortar in 18th-century Louisbourg are studied against the background of contemporary practices in France. Two basic types of French kilns and lime-burning techniques are identified, as are two methods of slaking the burnt lime. Parallels for all these structures and techniques are found at Louisbourg.

Submitted for publication 1971 by Charles S. Lindsay. National Historic Parks and Sites, Ottawa.

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