research data . Dataset . 3042

Thule Period Archaeology at the Pembroke Site, Cambridge Bay

Max Friesen; Max Friesen;
  • Published: 01 Jan 3042
  • Publisher: Polar Data Catalogue
  • Country: Canada
The Pembroke Site is the earliest Thule site known from the Cambridge Bay area, and is located on a knoll next to Freshwater Creek, which is a major char river. The site contains five small winter houses, and five warm season structures which are visible as high-walled, well-built tent outlines. Above these ten dwellings, on top of the knoll, is a large "karigi", a communal structure which is much larger than any other feature. Pembroke was investigated in the 1960s by William Taylor, Jr. His investigation of five of the site's structures yielded important information, however new research was required in order to recreate early Inuit lifeways in the area in mor...
free text keywords: Victoria Island, Thule, Nunavut, Cambridge Bay, Archaeology
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