Evidence for Prehistoric Exchange on the Maritime Peninsula

  • Bruce J. Bourque
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)


For the purposes of this chapter, the Maritime Peninsula is a region bounded on the north by the Gulf of St. Lawrence and on the south by the Gulf of Maine, and includes the Maritime Provinces as well as parts of the Province of Quebec east of the Chaudiere River, and the state of Maine east of the Kennebec River. Interest in long-range exchange in this region goes back at least to DeLaguna’s (1946) speculations about the Eskimo origins of ground slate tools in the Northeast. Recent archaeological research reflects a heightened interest in the phenomenon (Brose 1979; Dragoo 1976; Granger 1978, 1980; Grayson 1970; Heckenberger et al. 1990; Loring 1985; Turnbull 1976, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986).


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