(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

The Qijurittuq site (IbGk-3), Eastern Hudson Bay : an IPY interdisciplinary study

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DESROSIERS P.M. (3) ; LOFTHOUSE S. (3) ; BHIRY N. (1) ; LEMIEUX A.-M. (1) ; MONCHOT H. (3) ; GENDRON D. (3) ; MARGUERIE D. (2) ;
(1) Centre d'études nordiques et dep. géographie, Univ. Laval, Sainte-Foy, CANADA
(2) Centre de Recherche en Archéologie, Archéosciences, Histoire (UMR 6566 CReAAH), Univ. Rennes 1, Rennes, FRANCE
(3) Avataq Cultural Inst., Montréal, CANADA


This International Polar Year study included a reconstruction of the geomorphological and environmental history of Drayton Island, wood provenance and dendrochronology studies, research on house architecture and settlement patterns, and a zooarchaeological analysis. This paper synthesizes the preliminary results of this interdisciplinary investigation within the context of climate change. The AA. discuss the persistence of semi-subterranean dwellings in eastern Hudson Bay long after they had been abandoned elsewhere. At Qijurittuq, their abandonment corresponds with the end of Little Ice Age. However, at the same time, the development ofmore permanent contact with Euro-Canadians was having a strong impact upon Inuit culture


Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 110, no2 [pp. 227-243]

Bibliographic references : 76 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 2 tabl.




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