Michel Gagné received his BSc in archeology from the Université de Montréal. He is currently project leader and manager of archeological heritage for the Haut-Saint-Laurent regional municipal county. In 1992, he and his team unearthed the McDonald site, which dated from AD 1320 (Late Woodland period) and which is the oldest Iroquois village discovered in Québec. Mr. Gagné has worked for Parks Canada, the Québec Department of Culture and Communications and the Akwesasne band council. He is the author of many articles and books for the general public about archeology, including several articles in the Canadian Encyclopedia.