An analysis of faunal remains from two Groswater Palaeoeskimo sites at Port au Choix, northwestern Newfoundland: Phillip's Garden West (EeBi-11) and Phillip's Garden East (EeBi-1)

Wells, Patricia (2002) An analysis of faunal remains from two Groswater Palaeoeskimo sites at Port au Choix, northwestern Newfoundland: Phillip's Garden West (EeBi-11) and Phillip's Garden East (EeBi-1). Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This research involves the examination of faunal remains from two Groswater Palaeoeskimo sites on the Point Riche Peninsula, northwestern Newfoundland. The purpose of this study is to understand the settlement and subsistence patterns of the inhabitants of Phillip's Garden West and the adjacent site of Phillip's Garden East. A thorough examination of the faunal remains allows a quantified presentation of the species exploited and season of occupation. The most important species exploited at these sites is seal, particularly the harp seal that still frequents this coast. An examination of the frequency of seal body parts at the sites allows a discussion of the processing of this vital resource. In addition, seal body part frequency offers insights into the nature of the occupation at both sites, and supports interpretations of Phillip's Garden West as an important location for ritual activity associated with seal exploitation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8631
Item ID: 8631
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 228-242.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Anthropology
Date: 2002
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Animal remains (Archaeology)--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix; Ethnoarchaeology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix; Inuit--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix--Antiquities; Groswater culture--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port-au-Choix

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