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Social Science Archaeology

The Dorset Occupations in the Vicinity of Port Refuge, High Arctic Canada

by (author) Robert McGhee

Canadian Museum of History
Initial publish date
Jan 1981
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Archaeological work between 1972 and 1977 in Port Refuge recovered evidence of several prehistoric occupations of the area, ascribed to Independence I, Pre-Dorset, Independence II/Early Dorset, Late Dorset and Thule cultures. This report describes the findings related to Independence II and Dorset cultures, both on the south coast of Grinnell Peninsula and on adjacent Dundas Island.

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John Ralston Saul is an essayist and novelist. Winner of the Governor General’s Award for The Unconscious Civilization, he has published more than twelve books. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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