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.

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Creator Max Friesen
Discipline Environmental Science
Language English
PublicationYear 2013
Publisher Canadian Cryospheric Information Network
Rights Limited
SpatialCoverage {69,-106,69,-106}
TemporalCoverage period : ( 2008-05-16T11:59:59Z - 2008-12-31T11:59:59Z )