McEachen, Paul Joseph (1996) The Meadowood early Woodland manifestation in the Maritimes : a preliminary interpretation. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
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This thesis reviews the Early Woodland period (3000-2000 B.P.) in the Maritime Provinces. An intrusive cultural manifestation from the Great Lakes region called Meadowood is examined in detail, including a recently excavated Meadowood mortuary/cache site (BaDd-4) in southwestern Nova Scotia. The inland location of Meadowood ceremonial and habitation sites on major river systems suggest a riverine/lacustrine settlement and subsistence pattern. Meadowood-style artifacts, made primarily of local raw materials, have no precedent in the Maritimes and may be explained by an eastward migration of small Meadowood groups. An interaction sphere model may also account for the presence of Meadowood traits in the Maritimes.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Masters)|
|Additional Information:||Bibliography: leaves 182-209.|
|Department(s):||Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Anthropology|
|Geographic Location:||Canada; Maritime Provinces|
|Library of Congress Subject Heading:||Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric--Canada; Indians of North America--Antiquities; Maritime Provinces--Antiquities|
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