Andreasen, Claus. A Survey of Paleo-Eskimo sites in northern Eastgreenland

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: A Survey of Paleo-Eskimo sites in northern Eastgreenland

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The Paleo-Eskimo cultures of Greenland : a new perspective in Greenlandic archaeology : papers from a symposium at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of Copenhagen, May 21-24, 1992, edited by Bjarne Grønnow and John Pind

Published By: Original publisher The Paleo-Eskimo cultures of Greenland : a new perspective in Greenlandic archaeology : papers from a symposium at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, University of Copenhagen, May 21-24, 1992, edited by Bjarne Grønnow and John Pind Copenhagen, Denmark: Danish Polar Center, 1996. 177-189 p.: ill., map

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Claus Andreasen

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Eastern Arctic Small Tool (N050)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Diagnostic material attributes (107); Reviews and critiques (114); Dating methods in archaeology (1211); Geography (130); Fauna (136); Lithic industries (324); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This is an archaeological survey, made in 1989-1990, of approximately seventy sites, stretching from the island of Shannon off the coast of Hochstetter Forland and Peter Bugt in Ardencaple Inlet to Lambert Land in northeastern Greenland. More than sixty of these sites are coastal and close to areas with early ice break-up. From the evaluation of the cultural material from the sites the author concludes that there were two occupational phases in the region under study -- a Pre-Dorset period dated to about 2100 B.C. to 1300 B.C., and a Dorset period roughly dated to approximately 700 B.C. to 300 B.C. Andreasen believes that “the dating thus indicates a Pre-Dorset/Independence I phase in northern Eastgreenland [sic] slightly younger than in Peary Land, while the Dorset/Independence II-phase is contemporaneous with and probably with a little longer duration than in Peary Land” (p. 177). Faunal remains from these sites are minimal but included seal, wolves, polar bear and musk ox. Only the cultural data considered relevant to the Pre-Dorset/Independence I phase have been indexed for Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM) codes.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 20

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. n050-020

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: See document 7

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1989-1990

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. John Beierle; 1998

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). ca. 4100 B.P.-3300 B.P.

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) northeastern Greenland

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Arctic regions--Antiquities

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