Nineteenth century ceramic artifacts from a seasonally occupied fishing station on Saddle Island, Red Bay, Labrador

Burke, Charles A. (1991) Nineteenth century ceramic artifacts from a seasonally occupied fishing station on Saddle Island, Red Bay, Labrador. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis identifies a collection of ceramic artifacts excavated from a mid-to-late nineteenth century seasonally occupied site on Saddle Island in Red Bay, southern Labrador. Each type is examined within a context of chronology, manufacture, distribution and sale with particular reference to the acquisition, use and discard of the objects on Saddle Island. -- The ceramics are identified and quantified by type, form and functional group. When possible, comparisons with other archaeological data are made. The material is used to interpret several aspects of the nineteenth century use of Saddle Island. The historical record provides an organizational framework in which the ceramic material is analysed. -- The ceramic types and shapes recovered from Saddle Island replicate the range of wares available in nineteenth century North America. The analysis shows that in comparison to sites of similar age and socioeconomic status the Red Bay assemblage is a product of several unique factors associated with a seasonal fishery-based occupation. Apart from this, the evidence shows that ceramics used by the residents of Saddle Island were similar to the types and decorative styles acquired by their economic peers throughout North America.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/4009
Item ID: 4009
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 111-123.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Anthropology
Date: 1991
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Red Bay
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Pottery--19th century--Newfoundland and Labrador--Red Bay; Saddle Island (Red Bay, N.L.)--Antiquities

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