In search of Thule children : miniature playthings as a means of socializing children

Hardenberg, Mariane (2009) In search of Thule children : miniature playthings as a means of socializing children. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

During the last decade, the study of the individual and the transmission of knowledge and learning have become an essential concern in prehistoric archaeology. However, the child, as an individual agent who participates in the entirety of social contexts, is often absent or passive in prehistoric connection. The archaeology of children contributes to make children more visible by examining the child's world through the study of the archaeological correlates of their activities. This thesis presents the assessment of child-related playthings of the Thule culture from the pre-contact period by examining miniatures, toys and games from Inuarfigssuaq settlement, Northwest Greenland, and playhouse structures from the region of Wollaston Forland, Northeast Greenland.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8798
Item ID: 8798
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 204-214).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: 2009
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Greenland
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Children, Prehistoric--Greenland; Eskimo children--Games--Greenland; Eskimo children--Recreation--Greenland; Excavations (Archaeology)--Greenland; Thule culture--Greenland; Greenland--Antiquities

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