Transitional Archaic – "Mu Awsami Saqiwe’k" in the Maritime Provinces, Canada.

Author(s): John Campbell

Year: 2015


The Transitional Archaic (4,100 -2,700 BP) is an often overlooked and underrepresented period in the Northeast; especially in the Maritime Provinces. To explain the origins of these "broadpoint using" cultures, archaeologists over the past few decades have embraced either a cultural diffusion or migration model. In this paper, I reopen the debate by examining existing collections from Maine and the Maritime Provinces, including the newly discovered Transitional Archaic component at the Boswell Site (BfDf-08) in Nova Scotia. In particular, this research aims to re-evaluate the migration theory through the study of lithic usage and subsistence strategies over this broad area.

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Transitional Archaic – "Mu Awsami Saqiwe’k" in the Maritime Provinces, Canada.. John Campbell. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397441)

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