(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Zooarchaeological analysis of a Late Dorset and an Early Thule dwelling at Cape Grinnell, Northwest Greenland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DARWENT C.M. (1) ; FOIN J.C. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Anthropology, Univ. of California, Davis, ETATS-UNIS


Excavations were undertaken at the site of Cape Grinnell, Northwest Greenland, by the Inglefield Land Archaeology Project in 2008. A well-preserved Late Dorset semi-subterranean mid-passage dwelling and an early Thule semi-subterranean sod-block house yielded radiocarbon dates of ca. 700-500 cal. B.P. Faunal remains from both structures had marked differences in species diversity suggesting Late Dorset had a wider diet breadth and made more intensive use of locally available resources than early Thule. Spatial analysis of the house interiors (concentration of burned bones) revealed that carnivore gnawing was virtually non-existent in the Late Dorset structure but ubiquitous across the early Thule structure


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. 315-336]

Bibliographic references : 84 ref.

Collation : 11 fig., 5 tabl.




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