research data . Dataset . 9102

Micromorphological Analyses of Inuit Communal Sod Houses in Northern Labrador, Canada

Bhiry, Najat; Couture, Andréanne; Woollett, James;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 9102
  • Publisher: Polar Data Catalogue
  • Country: Canada
Undisturbed oriented archaeological sediment samples were retrieved from the interior of three communal semisubterranean sod houses using steel Kubiëna boxes (10 cm3). The sampling strategy was aimed at obtaining a micromorphological portrait of each activity carried out within the communal house. The primary areas of interest were the following: sleeping platform, floor, lampstand, and entrance tunnel. We sought to determine if we could demarcate activity areas based on soil microstructure and pedofeatures. At House 1 (in Oakes Bay 1), two samples were taken using Kubiëna boxes: one from the floor (F) and one from the tunnel (T). At House 2 (in Oakes Bay 1), tw...
free text keywords: Stratigraphy, Sediments, Nunatsiavut, Nain, Labrador, Human occupation, Geomorphology, Archaeology
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