The Cultural Landscapes of Port au Choix

Precontact Hunter-Gatherers of Northwestern Newfoundland

  • M. A. P. Renouf

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. M. A. P. Renouf
    Pages 1-20
  3. Robert J. Anstey, M. A. P. Renouf
    Pages 189-207
  4. M. A. P. Renouf, Michael A. Teal, Trevor Bell
    Pages 251-269
  5. M. A. P. Renouf
    Pages 271-300
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-321

About this book

Introduction

Newfoundland lies at the intersection of arctic and more temperate regions and, commensurate with this geography, populations of two Amerindian and two Paleo-eskimo cultural traditions occupied Port au Choix, in northern Newfoundland, Canada, for centuries and millennia. Over the past two decades The Port au Choix Archaeology Project has sought a comparative understanding of how these different cultures, each with their particular origin and historical trajectory, adapted to the changing physical and social environments, impacted their physical surroundings, and created cultural landscapes. This volume brings together the research of Renouf, her colleagues and her students who together employ multiple perspectives and methods to provide a detailed reconstruction and understanding of the long-term history of Port au Choix. Although geographically focussed on a northern coastal area, this volume has wider implications for understanding archaeological landscapes, human-environment interactions and hunter-gatherer societies.

Keywords

Amerindian Artic Hunter-Gatherer Landscape Studies Paleoeskimo

Editors and affiliations

  • M. A. P. Renouf
    • 1
  1. 1.Archaeology UnitMemorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John'sCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8324-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-8323-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8324-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2722
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