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Social Science Archaeology

The Palaeoeskimo Occupations at Port Refuge, High Arctic Canada

by (author) Robert McGhee

Canadian Museum of History
Initial publish date
Jan 1979
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Port Refuge is a small bay on the south coast of Grinnell Peninsula, Devon Island, in the High Arctic. Archaeological work between 1972 and 1977 recovered remains of several prehistoric occupations of this area, which are ascribed to the Independence I, Pre-Dorset, Independence II/early Dorset, late Dorset and Thule cultures. This report describes the archaeological material relating to the early Arctic Small Tool tradition occupations.

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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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