Über den Autor
Dr. Priscilla Renouf, Canada Research Chair of North Atlantic Archaeology, has conducted research in Labrador, Newfoundland, Arctic Norway and Greenland. For the past several years her research has been situated in Port au Choix, northwestern Newfoundland, where she is reconstructing 5,500 years of human adaptation to a changing environment. Dr. Renouf co-founded an international research group, called LINK, which consists of a dozen archaeologists working in North Atlantic areas: Labrador, Greenland, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Norway. Their purpose is to integrate social and natural science research to address questions of how past human societies in the North Atlantic reacted to long- and short-term climate fluctuations. Dr. Renouf is committed to communicating the results of her research to the public as well as the academic community. She continues to achieve this through videos, exhibits, publications and public presentations.
Based on the Port au Choix Archaeology Project, this volume provides a comparative understanding of how different cultures adapted to the changing physical environment, impacted their physical surroundings, created cultural landscapes and interacted with each other.
Result of 20 years of sustained research in one area
Reveals an understanding of settlement and society in prehistoric Newfoundland
Has wide and significant implications for hunter-gatherer and landscape studies