research data . Dataset . 3042

Late Dorset Longhouses on southern Victoria Island

Max Friesen; Max Friesen;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 3042
  • Publisher: Polar Data Catalogue
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
Four sites containing Late Dorset (ca. 750-1200 cal AD) longhouses were investigated. Longhouses were built by Late Dorset people at summer aggregations. The Outcrop site (NhNg-1) contained one longhouse, Starvation Cove (NgNf-1) contained two longhouses, Oxford I (NgNg-1) contained seven longhouses, and Oxford II (NgNg-2) contained three. All sites also contained a variety of additional dwelling, storage, and other features. This concentration of longhouses, which range up to 24 m in length, is remarkable. In particular, Starvation Cove, Oxford I, and Oxford II incorporate a combined total of 12 longhouses within only 6 km of coastline - by far the highest conc...
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free text keywords: Victoria Island, Social sciences, Nunavut, Cambridge Bay, Archaeology
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