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Title The cultural landscapes of Port au Choix : precontact hunter-gatherers of northwestern Newfoundland / M.A.P. Renouf, Editor.
Imprint New York : Springer, 2011.

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Series Interdisciplinary contributions to archaeology
Interdisciplinary contributions to archaeology.
Subject Landscape archaeology -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Port au Choix.
Archaeology -- Newfoundland and Labrador -- Port au Choix.
Alt Name Renouf, M. A. P.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 321 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction: Archaeology at Port au Choix / M.A.P. Renouf -- By land and sea : landscape and marine environmental perspectives on Port au Choix archaeology / Trevor Bell and M.A.P. Renouf -- Across the tickle : the Gould Site, Port au Choix-3 and the Maritime archaic Indian mortuary landscape / M.A.P. Renouf and Trevor Bell -- Ritual activity and the formation of faunal assemblages at two Groswater Palaeoeskimo sites at Port au Choix / Patricia J. Wells -- Mobility, curation, and exchange as factors in the distribution of the Phillip's Garden West Groswater toolkit / Karen Ryan -- A sheltered life : inner cove Groswater Palaeoeskimo occupation at Port au Choix / Kendra D. Stiwich -- On the headland : Dorset seal harvesting at Phillip's Garden, Port au Choix / M.A.P. Renouf -- The changing nature and function of Phillip's Garden : a diachronic perspective / John C. Erwin -- Settlement size and structural complexity : a case study in geophysical survey at Phillip's Garden, Port au Choix / Edward J.H. Eastaugh and Jeremy Taylor -- Down the Labrador : Ramah chert use at Phillip's Garden, Port au Choix / Robert J. Anstey and M.A.P. Renouf -- Whitecoats, beaters and turners : Dorset Palaeoeskimo harp seal hunting from Phillip's Garden, Port au Choix / Maribeth S. Murray -- Aspects of Dorset Palaeoeskimo mortuary behaviour on the northern peninsula of Newfoundland / Stuart C. Brown -- In the woods : the Cow Head complex occupation of the Gould Site, Port au Choix / M.A.P. Renouf, Michael A. Teal, and Trevor Bell -- The life history of Port au Choix landscapes / M.A.P. Renouf -- Appendix: Radiocarbon dates from Port au Choix / M.A.P. Renouf.
Summary Newfoundland lies at the intersection of arctic and more temperate regions and, commensurate with this geography, populations of two Amerindian and two Paleo-eskimocultural traditions occupied Port au Choix, in northern Newfoundland, Canada, for centuries and millennia. Over the past two decades The Port au Choix Archaeology Project has sought a comparative understanding of how these different cultures, each with their particular origin and historical trajectory, adapted to the changing physical and social environments, impacted their physical surroundings, and created cultural landscapes. This volume brings together the research of Renouf, her colleagues and her students who together employ multiple perspectives and methods to provide a detailed reconstruction and understanding of the long-term history of Port au Choix. Although geographically focussed on a northern coastal area, this volume has wider implications for understanding archaeological landscapes, human-environment interactions and hunter-gatherer societies.
Note English.
ISBN 9781441983244 (electronic bk.)
1441983244 (electronic bk.)
9781441983237
1441983236
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4419-8324-4
OCLC # 719363272
Additional Format Print version: Cultural Landscapes of Port Au Choix. Springer Verlag 2011 9781441983237 (OCoLC)690089616



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