Geophysical investigations at the dorset Palaeoeskimo site of Phillip's Garden, Port au Choix, Northwestern Newfoundland

Tudor, Corina A. (2013) Geophysical investigations at the dorset Palaeoeskimo site of Phillip's Garden, Port au Choix, Northwestern Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis presents geophysical investigations at Phillip's Garden, a large Palaeoeskimo site located near Port au Choix, northwestern Newfoundland. Previous geophysical investigations at the site have focused on large scale magnetometry surveys, aimed at identifying possible buried dwellings at the site. This research expands on this by using two complimentary geophysical methods, magnetometry and ground penetrating radar, and focusing on small scale surveying aimed at identifying features within dwellings. The purposes of this research are testing the efficacy of magnetometry and ground penetrating radar in identifying features within dwellings, testing whether there is a difference between surveying excavated versus unexcavated dwellings, and assessing the best surveying increments for geophysically surveying dwellings at Phillip's Garden. The results of this research suggest that magnetometry and ground penetrating radar are useful in identifying features associated with dwellings at Phillip's Garden, particularly in unexcavated dwellings using a smaller increment between survey transects.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9840
Item ID: 9840
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 127-134).
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: 2013
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Dorset culture--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix; Geophysics in archaeology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix; Magnetometry in archaeology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix; Archaeology--Remote sensing; Ground penetrating radar

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