Late Dorset Longhouses on southern Victoria Island

Four sites containing Late Dorset (ca. 750-1200 cal AD) longhouses were investigated. Longhouses were built by Late Dorset people at summer aggregations. The Outcrop site (NhNg-1) contained one longhouse, Starvation Cove (NgNf-1) contained two longhouses, Oxford I (NgNg-1) contained seven longhouses, and Oxford II (NgNg-2) contained three. All sites also contained a variety of additional dwelling, storage, and other features. This concentration of longhouses, which range up to 24 m in length, is remarkable. In particular, Starvation Cove, Oxford I, and Oxford II incorporate a combined total of 12 longhouses within only 6 km of coastline - by far the highest concentration anywhere in the Arctic. Data collected includes GPS coordinates for all longhouses and caribou bone samles for radiocarbon dating.

Metadata Access
Creator Max Friesen
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Contributor University of Toronto
Publication Year 2013
Rights Limited
Language English
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (69N,106W)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2008-05-16T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2008-12-31T11:59:59Z