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TitleAn analysis of faunal remains from two Groswater Palaeoeskimo sites at Port au Choix, northwestern Newfoundland : Phillip's Garden West (EeBi-11) and Phillip's Garden East (EeBi-1)
AuthorWells, Patricia, 1963-
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2002. Anthropology
Paginationxv, 242 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps.
SubjectAnimal remains (Archaeology)--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix; Ethnoarchaeology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix; Inuit--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix--Antiquities; Groswater culture--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port-au-Choix;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Anthropology
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port au Choix
NotesBibliography: leaves 228-242.
AbstractThis research involves the examination of faunal remains from two Groswater Palaeoeskimo sites on the Point Riche Peninsula, northwestern Newfoundland. The purpose of this study is to understand the settlement and subsistence patterns of the inhabitants of Phillip's Garden West and the adjacent site of Phillip's Garden East. A thorough examination of the faunal remains allows a quantified presentation of the species exploited and season of occupation. The most important species exploited at these sites is seal, particularly the harp seal that still frequents this coast. An examination of the frequency of seal body parts at the sites allows a discussion of the processing of this vital resource. In addition, seal body part frequency offers insights into the nature of the occupation at both sites, and supports interpretations of Phillip's Garden West as an important location for ritual activity associated with seal exploitation.
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SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera1591254
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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