Dorset, Norse, or Thule? Technological transfers, marine mammal contamination, and AMS dating of spun yarn and textiles from the Eastern Canadian Arctic

  title={Dorset, Norse, or Thule? Technological transfers, marine mammal contamination, and AMS dating of spun yarn and textiles from the Eastern Canadian Arctic},
  author={Mich{\`e}le Hayeur Smith and Kevin P. Smith and G{\o}rill Nilsen},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},
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