Labrador: Inuit and Europeans, more than just a trade

Author(s): Laurence Pouliot

Year: 2016


Labrador, an important crossroad for cultural and material goods in America, has known many social changes during the 18th century. The inhabitants of this vast and cold territory have changed their way of living during this period by transforming their winter houses, by adopting new objects and by changing their social organization. European and Inuits have lived side by side at this time, trading together. All these exchanges have created more than just a trade network. New objects and new relationships influenced the lifestyle of the Inuits at various levels. The objective of my thesis is to understand the impact of the contacts between the Inuit and the Europeans  on the lifestyle of the inhabitants of an 18th century communal winter house. The archaeological project on the Double Mer Point site, near Rigolet in Labrador, is an ongoing research in partnership with Memorial University, the Nunatsiavut Government, the community of Rigolet and Laval University.

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Labrador: Inuit and Europeans, more than just a trade. Laurence Pouliot. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434854)

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Contacts period Inuit Material Culture

Geographic Keywords
Canada North America

Temporal Keywords
18th Century

Spatial Coverage

min long: -141.003; min lat: 41.684 ; max long: -52.617; max lat: 83.113 ;

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PaperId(s): 544