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

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

Published in: 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: 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: Claus Andreasen

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

Culture: Eastern Arctic Small Tool (N050)

Subjects: 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: 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: 20

Document ID: n050-020

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: See document 7

Field Date: 1989-1990

Evaluation: Archaeologist-5

Analyst: John Beierle; 1998

Coverage Date: ca. 4100 B.P.-3300 B.P.

Coverage Place: northeastern Greenland

LCSH: Arctic regions--Antiquities

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