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TitleA form and function study of precontact pottery from Atlantic Canada
AuthorStapelfeldt, Kora.
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2009. Archaeology
Paginationix, 165 leaves : ill., maps
SubjectExcavations (Archaeology)--Atlantic Provinces; Pottery, Prehistoric--Atlantic Provinces; Woodland culture--Atlantic Provinces;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Archaeology
Spatial CoverageCanada--Atlantic Provinces
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 155-165)
AbstractPottery is an ubiquitous feature of the Woodland period (c. 500 B.C. to A.D.1500) in northeastern North America. Mobile hunter-gatherer populations in this region used pottery containers despite their fragile nature. Although much work has been done on pottery design, vessel form and function are regrettably under-studied due to the small number of vessels suitable for analysis. Through a detailed analysis of near-complete vessels and sizeable rim sherds from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Western Newfoundland we can begin to see variation in pottery form throughout time, as well as across the region. Once vessel form is established we can begin to address the issue of vessel function and gain a broader perspective as to how these pots were used. Although there is still much work to be done, this research can serve as a starting point to uncover more about the role(s) of pottery among precontact hunter-gatherer populations.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera3243841
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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