As I recall, the term “Ceramic period,” was coined by David Sanger and me in Ottawa when we first met at the 1968 meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association. Our research interests had recently converged in Maine and I recall that we were anxious to establish a few ground rules which might allow us to shed terminological baggage derived from other regions. I think we were both equally anxious that one particular term, Woodland, not be extended northeastward yet again in reference to ceramic-making peoples of later prehistory in Maine and the Maritimes (see Sanger 1987:85–86 for a similar retrospective).
KeywordsRadiocarbon Date Harbor Porpoise Triangular Point Faunal Remains Faunal Sample
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