(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

The Inglefield Land Archaeology Project : introduction and overview

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

LEMOINE G.M. (1) ; DARWENT C.M. (2) ;
(1) Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center, Bowdoin College, Maine, Brunswick, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Dep. of Anthropology, Univ. of California, Davis, ETATS-UNIS


Focusing on the late prehistoric to historic transition, excavation of 2 Thule-Inughuit winter houses and adjacent middens was carried out at Iita, Foulke Fjord, western Inglefield Land, in 2006. Although constructed during the mid-1800s to early 1900s, the structures were dug into early through late Thule and Paleoeskimo deposits. At Cape Grinnell, in central Inglefield Land, 3 Thule sod-block houses, a Thule fall-winter qarmat, a Thule cache, a Late Dorset axial-feature, and an early Paleoeskimo axial-feature were excavated. Radiocarbon analysis revealed a tight cluster of dates, ca. AD 1200-1420, from the Late Dorset and Thule features : intensified Late Dorset-early Thule occupation followed by apparent abandonment coincident with the onset of climatic cooling


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. 279-296]

Bibliographic references : 44 ref.

Collation : 13 fig., 2 tabl.




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