Welcome to the Canadian Epigraphic Mission at Xanthos-Letoon (Lycia) Web site!
Led by Patrick Baker, associate professor in Université Laval’s Department of History in Québec, and by Gaétan Thériault, associate professor in Université du Québec à Montréal’s Department of History, the Canadian Epigraphic Mission is conducted as part of the French Archaeological Mission of Xanthos-Letoon which,
since 1997, has been under the leadership
of Jacques des Courtils (Université Michel-de-Montaigne, Bordeaux III).
The project was launched thanks to three-years of funding from the Québec government’s Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l'aide à la recherche (FCAR). The future of the project was recently ensured thanks to support received for the period 2004-2006 from the innovative research support program at the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC), and from the Standard Research Grants program at the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for the period 2004-2007.
The Institut d’études anciennes at Université Laval is the centre of the Canadian Mission’s activity, hosting its archives (field notes, photographs, squeezes) and the present Web site. Since the winter of 2005, a research room has been included in the University’s archaeological laboratories housed at the Petit Séminaire de Québec.