Mangiuk Site

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
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Culture(s) Arctic Small Tool Tradition
Temporal Period(s) Pre-Dorset Period

Summary Details

Borden Number: KcFr-7N
Location: Ivujivik, Northern Quebec, Canada (Approx. 62° 24' 54" N, 77° 55' 23" W)
Period: Pre-Dorset Period (Nagy 1997)
Date Range: circa 2000 BC to 1500 BC

Significance

  • Helps define the distribution of early Palaeo-Eskimo occupation and artifact types in the Canadian Arctic

Research History

Site Discovery

  • First documented by Taylor (1962)

Major Finds/Insights

  • Investigated by Aménatech Inc. as part of an environmental assessment for the expansion of the Ivujivik Airport (1985)
    • Nine habitation structures were identified during the 1984 fieldwork

Current Investigations

None.

Formation and Occupational History

  • Based on architecture, location, and both artifact distribution and density, the Mangiuk Site was likely a short-term, seasonal campsite used as a lookout for sea mammals and for equipment manufacture/refurbishment (Nagy 1997).

Material Culture

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