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TitleAn analysis of tabular slate tools from Phillip's Garden (EeBi-1), a Dorset Palaeoeskimo site in Northwestern Newfoundland
AuthorKnapp, R.E. (Rebecca Elise), 1985-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, [2008]. Anthropology and Archaeology
Paginationix, 246 leaves : col. ill.
SubjectDorset 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;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Anthropology and Archaeology
DisciplineAnthropology and Archaeology
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwestern--Port au Choix
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 235-246)
AbstractThis 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.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera2696199
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
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