The southern component of the Labrador Inuit communal house phase: the analysis of an 18th century Inuit house at Huntingdon Island 5 (FkBg-3)

Murphy, Phoebe (2011) The southern component of the Labrador Inuit communal house phase: the analysis of an 18th century Inuit house at Huntingdon Island 5 (FkBg-3). Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The focus of this thesis research is the excavation of a Labrador Inuit winter house occupied during the 18th century. The 18th century in Labrador was the period in which permanent European settlement began and intensifying Inuit-European and inter-Inuit trade networks developed. Furthermore, in the 18th century the Labrador Inuit began to construct large multi-family houses and this is referred to as the Communal house phase. This research concerns the excavation and analysis of an Inuit winter house at the Huntingdon Island 5 site (FkBg-3) in Sandwich Bay, southern Labrador. This excavation represents the first single component Labrador Inuit communal house to be investigated south of Groswater Bay, and consequently, contributes to the overall understanding of the Communal House phase and the distinct southern component of this period of Inuit history.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11106
Item ID: 11106
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 149-158).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: 2011
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Inuit--Dwellings--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sandwich Bay--Huntingdon Island--History--18th century; Communal living--Newfoundland and Labrador--Sandwich Bay--Huntingdon Island--History--18th century; Excavations (Archaeology)--Newfoundland and Labrador

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