An analysis of tabular slate tools from Phillip's Garden (EeBi-1), a Dorset Palaeoeskimo site in Northwestern Newfoundland

Knapp, R.E. (Rebecca Elise) (2008) An analysis of tabular slate tools from Phillip's Garden (EeBi-1), a Dorset Palaeoeskimo site in Northwestern Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis presents analyses of the tabular slate tool collection from Phillip's Garden (EeBi-1), a Dorset site in Newfoundland. The purpose of this study is to better understand the role tabular slate tools held in Dorset society. First, to assist in effective communications, a typology was created for tabular slate tools. Then, the microware of tabular slate tools was examined to determine their use, and k-mean analysis was used to determine their spatial distribution. It was hypothesized that tabular slate tools were used in skin processing activities, which was partially supported by the microware analysis. Thus, the spatial distribution of tabular slate tools was examined through the context of skin processing activities, and their connection to functional and social aspects of Dorset society. A sample of tabular slate tools from other Newfoundland Dorset sites were also examined to determine if they fit into the same typology and were used in the same way as those from Phillip's Garden.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9100
Item ID: 9100
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 235-246)
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: 2008
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwestern--Port au Choix
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Dorset culture--Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwestern--Port au Choix; Paleo-Eskimos--Implements--Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwestern--Port au Choix; Seals (Animals)--Processing--Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwestern--Port au Choix; Tools, Prehistoric--Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwestern--Port au Choix

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