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

@article{Smith2018DorsetNO,
  title={Dorset, Norse, or Thule? Technological transfers, marine mammal contamination, and AMS dating of spun yarn and textiles from the Eastern Canadian Arctic},
  author={M. Smith and K. P. Smith and G. Nilsen},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={96},
  pages={162-174}
}
  • M. Smith, K. P. Smith, G. Nilsen
  • Published 2018
  • Geography
  • Journal of Archaeological Science
  • Abstract Yarn and textiles recovered from prehistoric Dorset and Thule culture sites in the Eastern Canadian Arctic have raised questions about the extent and timing of indigenous and Norse interaction in the New World, whether the yarn represents technological transfers between Greenland's Norse settlers and the Dorset, or whether these Indigenous Arctic groups had independent fiber technologies before contact with Europeans. However, the extensive use of marine mammals in northern cultural… CONTINUE READING

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