The wealth of individuals people is inextricably linked to the knowledge they have acquired. In the manner of a quest, everyone needs to feed the curiosity that drives him. Michel Cadieux is among those who have chosen to grow by extension of their expertise. Over the years, he created his own company, Archeofact.


Archaeology is a science that is evolving very quickly. It is essential to be aware of most discoveries if you want to be able to rebuild the facts as accurately as possible. Considering the challenge of learning an anthropological approach, the formation of Michel Cadieux is even more impressive. It stems from a strong energy and inexhaustible passion and ambition. Obviously, Michel Cadieux, despite no institutional learning, developed by interest a sharp sense of observation. Always driven by the desire to know the lifestyle of our ancestors, he has developed a skill to work with different authentic materials such as pottery, stone, bone, etc.. Recall that the feature was not for our ancestors, the only characteristic of an object. The playfulness was also clearly important.


Michel Cadieux and his model of a Saint-Lawrence Iroquoian village around 1450.

Michel Cadieux and his model of a Saint-Lawrence Iroquoian village around 1450.


Recognized by the Association of Quebec Archaeologists with nearly thirty site experiences and collaboration with several related areas, Mr. Cadieux is distinguished by its intellectual curiosity and how to disclose information resulting from scientific observations. The idea comes from that feeds his constant enthusiasm. Each project is a new idea that is growing and with it he walks and still learning. Researchers, First Nations, responsible for films, television series, museums, Mr. Cadieux contact for information or design, for example, ancient artifacts of a particular time. In short, all his observations and knowledge reflect his experience and professionalism in the field of archeology.




Archeofact  was established in 1992, a company that aims, among others, to help interpret the material through reconstituted material that wants more functional and plausible as authentic as possible. It is very important for him to transmit knowledge. By his observations and research, it also provides a database to document things or behaviors that are not.


Michel Cadieux has also developed and planned reconstruction of the Tsiionhiakwatha Interpretation center village, a semi-sedentary Iroquoian St. Lawrence village, with four longhouses fully furnished, smoking  drying racks,  gardens, and the whole is surrounded by a fence. The village shows the daily life of the Iroquois before the arrival of Europeans. This reconstruction was done with such attention to detail, this site was described by the National Geographic Society as the most authentic in the northeastern United States. Michel is responsible for housing structures, educational programs, training staff and finding new to present to the public.



Saint-Lawrence Iroquoian potteries, Droulers archaeological site.


As for the site Droulers Michel continually evolving, always in search of new information gleaned from reserves museums, journals etc … With professionalism, he refuses to provide the opportunity to irrelevant material, making again, a form of education.


In conclusion, we consider three specific dimensions to Michel Cadieux.


  • multidisciplinary collaboration
  • creativity, originality any reproduction in any form whatsoever
  • dexterity and mastery of complex skills.

His next challenge? Whatever you propose it to him …



Michel Cadieux benefits of an excellent publicity “by word of mouth”. In fact, he only lets out of his workshop, the pieces with which he is completely satisfied. With the reputation of quality, that it is already renowned for, the future looks promising for Archeofact


Any archaeological object can be reproduced.


For an evaluation, please contact me.



Flintknapping tool

Arrow point
Javeline point
Spear point
Pump drill
Polishing Stone

Axe / Celt
Propeller weight
Mortar and pestle
Steatite pot
Steatite necklace
Platform pipe

Pots of all woodland’s periods
Pot of 2 inches hight
Pot of 4 inches hight
Pot of 8 inches hight
Pot of 10 inches hight
Pot of more than 10 inches hight
Pipes fo all periods
Tubular pipe
Pipe conical / obtuse angle / pipette
Pipes of any form, trumpet, bowl, escutcheon
Pipe coronet with or without decorations.
Pipe with human, human-animal
Pipe bird, reptile or amphibian effigies

Necklace with three row of ceramic beads, differents forms.
Necklace with one row of ceramic, bone, shell and steatite beads.
Iroquoian dice game
Bone and antler tools

Single or double barbed harpoon Fishhook
Awl / needle
Netmaking needle
Inuit sewing case
Comb without effigy
Effigy comb
Snow googles
Snow knife
Hoe, deer scapula
Scraper, beamer
Crooked knife, beaver tooth
Cup and pin game, seven deer phalangeals
Cup and pin game, one moose phalangeal
Dice game, with bone counters
Shaft for harpoon, javeline or spear
Native copper

Arrow point
Spear point
Tubular beads necklace
Arrow point, contact period
Needles, awls or punch
Organic Material

Black hash bow
Decorate drum
Baby craddle board
Burden frame
Pump drill, to make fire
Mortar and pestle
Basquet fishing trap
Fishing net with netsinkers and cedar floats
La crosse stick
La crosse ball
Bread paddle