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TitleAnimals and the precontact Inuit of Labrador : an examination using faunal remains, space and myth
AuthorSwinarton, Lindsay E. (Lindsay Ellen)
DescriptionThesis (M.A.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2008. -- Anthropology and Archaeology
Paginationvii, 182 leaves : ill. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
SubjectAnimal remains (Archaeology)--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador; Human-animal relationships--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador--History--16th century; Inuit mythology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador--History--16th century; Spatial analysis (Statistics) in archaeology--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Dept. of Anthropology and Archaeology
DisciplineAnthropology and Archaeology
Spatial CoverageCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Labrador
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 167-182)
AbstractThis thesis examines the faunal remains recovered from two sites in Nachvak Fiord, Labrador and attempts to interpret them through an examination of spatial patterning and ethnographically recorded data on historic Inuit animal use. The faunal remains used were recovered from house and midden contexts at a late precontact Inuit site (Nachvak Village, IgCx-3) and an early historic Inuit site (Kongu, IgCv-7). The spatial distribution of these remains is examined using seven different classification schemes that seek to reveal differences in disposal and discard practices. These data are integrated with information recorded in regional ethnographies that describe physical interactions between historic Inuit and locally available animals, and also ideological interactions in the form of animal myths. Through the connections among faunal remains, spatial analyses and mythology, a potential precontact Inuit classification scheme is outlined that may better approximate the relationships perceived among animals within the Inuit worldview.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
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Local Identifiera2700592
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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