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TitleThe ceramic sequence for southwestern Nova Scotia : a refinement of the Petersen-Sanger model
AuthorKristmanson, Helen, 1963-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1993. Anthropology
Date1992
Paginationix, 110 leaves : ill., maps
SubjectPottery--Nova Scotia
DegreeM.A.
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Anthropology
DisciplineAnthropology
LanguageEng
Spatial CoverageCanada--Nova Scotia
NotesBibliography: leaves 85-97
AbstractArchaeologists have long used ceramics in establishing cultural chronologies. James Petersen and David Sanger recently proposed a seven part chronological sequence, derived from prehistoric ceramic material, which may ultimately replace the traditional tripartite Ceramic Period characteristic of the Maine-Maritimes Region of the Eastern Woodlands. This thesis presents the results of a detailed stylistic and morphological analysis of ceramic material from eleven prehistoric sites in southwestern Nova Scotia which was undertaken in order to evaluate the applicability of Petersen and Sanger's model to that portion of the Maine-Maritimes region. -- The ceramic collection central to this research was from the Eel Weir site, Kejimkujik National Park, which has produced the largest in situ assemblage available for analysis. Attribute information recovered from each vessel from this and other sites in southwestern Nova Scotia recovered from each vessel was entered into a file structure specifically designed for this project using the dBase III Plus computer program. In addition to the personal examination of over 20, 000 sherds, a literature search produced further information relevant to the study. Comparison of the accumulated data with Petersen and Sanger's proposed chronological sequence indicates that the model is applicable to southwestern Nova Scotia and possibly to ceramics from sites external to the study region. Access to curated collections with documented provenience, as well as the continuation of controlled excavations of Ceramic Period sites, are imperative for further evaluation and refinement of the model.
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Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifier76165737
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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