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Author Tuck, J.A.
Year 1984
Title Maritime Provinces Preshitory
Publisher National Museums Canada
City Ottawa, ON

Tuck, J.A.
1984 Maritime Provinces Preshitory. National Museums Canada, Ottawa, ON.

This book provides chronological survey describing interpretations based on archaeological finds in the Eastern Canadian Maritimes from the first peopling of the region. The Palaeo-Indian Period (11 000 – 9000 BP) represents the first group of inhabitants in the Eastern Maritimes of Canada and Northern United States for which few conclusions can be drawn based on the scarcity of archaeological remains. The Great Haitus lasts from (10 000 – 5000 BP) and represents a decline in the frequency of sites following the Palaeo-Indian Period, although it is possible that further investigation could disprove this notion. The Late Preceramic Period (5000 – 2500 BP) is the first period for which there is a great deal of evidence for several archaeological traditions. Archaeological tool traditions on the area are the Laurentian lasting from (5000 – 3500 BP), the Maritime Archaic (ending in 3500 BP), the Shield Archaic, Susquehana from modern Pennsylvania (ending around 3000 BP). The Ceramic Period (2500 – 500 BP) shows the appearance of burial mound tradition at places such as Augustine Mound and settlement of the Oxbow Site. This period shows even greater social integration with Adena people of Ohio, whether by migration or by diffusion of ideas is unclear.

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