What lies beneath?: three non-intrusive archaeological surveys to identify dorset Palaeoeskimo dwellings at Phillip's Garden, Port au Choix, Newfoundland

Robinson, Christina E. (2014) What lies beneath?: three non-intrusive archaeological surveys to identify dorset Palaeoeskimo dwellings at Phillip's Garden, Port au Choix, Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis presents the data from the successful use of three non-intrusive surveys that created the first complete topographic and subsurface map of the Dorset Palaeoeskimo site of Phillip’s Garden, Port au Choix, Newfoundland. From this map the number of identified potential dwellings was increased to 198 from the previously recorded 68 dwellings (Renouf 2011a:132). In addition to increasing the dwelling numbers, distribution trends were identified that challenge the previous concepts of spatial, social and chronological organisation of Phillip’s Garden. Furthermore, the ratio of excavated central depressions to the total area of excavated dwelling structure was identified which could lead to a potential chronology for central depressions.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/6365
Item ID: 6365
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-153).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: May 2014
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Port au Choix (N.L.)--Maps; Port au Choix (N.L.)--Antiquities; Inuit--Dwellings--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix; Excavations (Archaeology)--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix

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