Sawicki, Anna Irena (1983) Palaeo-Eskimo occupations in Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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The first indication that an early Palaeo-Eskimo occupation was present in Bonavista Bay came from excavations at The Beaches site in the early 1970's. However, its relationship to the Middle Dorset occupation and its chronological significance were unclear. -- The primary goals of this study are to identify and examine the Palaeo-Eskimo, manifestations in Bonavista Bay and to determine if the differences between them - in technology, time and use of raw materials - suggest distinctly different occupations. In order to achieve these goals, a detailed comparison of artifact attributes, tool categories, utilization of raw materials and available radiocarbon results from eight Bonavista Bay sites is presented. Comparisons are also made with dated Palaeo-Eskimo occupations in other areas of Newfoundland and Labrador. -- Based on the results of the analysis, the Palaeo-Eskimo occupations are identified as the Groswater and Middle Dorset phases of two temporally and technologically distinct traditions: Early and Late Palaeo-Eskimo. Furthermore, there clearly exists a cultural relationship between the Bonavista Bay Groswater and Middle Dorset phases and similar complexes throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 155-162.|
|Department(s):||Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Anthropology|
|Geographic Location:||Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Bonavista Bay|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Paleo-Indians--Newfoundland and Labrador--Bonavista Bay; Prehistoric peoples--Newfoundland and Labrador; Excavations (Archaeology)--Newfoundland and Labrador--Bonavista Bay; Newfoundland and Labrador--Antiquities|
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