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.
Contents Chapter 1Introduction: Archaeology at Port au ChoixM.A.P. Renouf Chapter 2By Land and Sea: Landscape and Marine Environmental Perspectives on Port au Choix ArchaeologyTrevor Bell and M.A.P. Renouf Chapter 3Across the Tickle: the Gould Site, Port au Choix-3 and the Maritime Archaic Indian Mortuary LandscapeM.A.P. Renouf and Trevor Bell Chapter 4Ritual Activity and the Formation of Faunal Assemblages at TwoGroswater Palaeoeskimo Sites at Port au ChoixPatricia J. Wells Chapter 5Mobility, Curation, and Exchange as Factors in the Distribution of the Phillip's Garden West Groswater ToolkitKaren Ryan Chapter 6A Sheltered Life: Inner Cove Groswater Palaeoeskimo Occupation at Port au ChoixKendra D. Wheatley Chapter 7On the Headland: Dorset Seal Harvesting at Phillip's Garden, Port au ChoixM.A.P. Renouf Chapter 8The Changing Nature and Function of Phillip's Garden: a Diachronic PerspectiveJohn C. Erwin Chapter 9Settlement Size and Structural Complexity: A Case Study in Geophysical Survey at Phillip's Garden, Port au ChoixEdward J.H. Eastaugh and Jeremy Taylor Chapter 10Down the Labrador: Ramah Chert Use at Phillip's Garden, Port au Choix Robert J. Anstey and M.A.P. Renouf Chapter 11Whitecoats, Beaters and Turners: Dorset Palaeoeskimo Harp Seal Hunting from Phillip's Garden, Port au ChoixMaribeth S. Murray Chapter 12Aspects of Dorset Palaeoeskimo Mortuary Behaviour on the Northern Peninsula of NewfoundlandStuart C. Brown Chapter 13In the Woods: The Cow Head Complex Occupation of the Gould Site, Port au ChoixM.A.P. Renouf, Michael A. Teal, Trevor Bell Chapter 14The Life History of Port au Choix LandscapesM.A.P. Renouf AppendixRadiocarbon dates from Port au ChoixM.A.P. Renouf Index
Newfoundland lies at the intersection of arctic and more temperate regions and, commensurate with this geography, populations of two Amerindian and two Paleoeskimo cultural traditions occupied Port au Choix, in northern Newfoundland, Canada, for centuries and millennia. Over the past two decades The Port au Choix Archaeology Project has sought a comparative understanding of how these different cultures, each with their particular origin and historical trajectory, adapted to the changing physical and social environments, impacted their physical surroundings, and created cultural landscapes. This volume brings together the research of Renouf, her colleagues and her students who together employ multiple perspectives and methods to provide a detailed reconstruction and understanding of the long-term history of Port au Choix. Although geographically focussed on a northern coastal area, this volume has wider implications for understanding archaeological landscapes, human-environment interactions and hunter-gatherer societies.
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