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Hunter-Gatherer Watercraft During New Brunswick's Woodland Period: Social Implications

Author(s): Kenneth Holyoke ; Susan Blair ; M. Gabriel Hrynick

Year: 2016

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For many hunter-gatherers, watercraft are crucial technologies for the transportation of humans and things, and may have had great social import. In this paper, we discuss ways in which hunter-gatherer watercraft may have been a key way by which people constituted, and in turn were constituted by, their interactions with interior waterways in present-day New Brunswick. We suggest that watercraft in this region may be one way to approach the complex question of pre-European identity on the Maritime Peninsula. The ethnographic record provides a rich record of watercraft use in the region and its importance to identity during that time. We draw on that record and archaeological data to posit the same for human interactions with watercraft during the Woodland period.


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Hunter-Gatherer Watercraft During New Brunswick's Woodland Period: Social Implications. Kenneth Holyoke, Susan Blair, M. Gabriel Hrynick. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404475)


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min long: -80.815; min lat: 39.3 ; max long: -66.753; max lat: 47.398 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America