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An Archaeology of Landscape on the Petit Nord

Author(s): Peter Pope

Year: 2014

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Landscapes endure for centuries. A landscape can been understood as a network of landmarks where human activity occurs, for example the extraction of natural resources. The relationship of landscape and landmark is recursive; landscapes of different scales nest, like Matrushka dolls, one within another. A landscape at one level is a landmark, taking a broader view. The fundamental geographical unit in the early-modern, transatlantic, dry salt-cod fishery was the fishing room, the shore station needed for processing fish caught in daily voyages. Within the wider context of the whole Petit Nord, fishing rooms were landmarks -- but their complex structure suggests that they were also, in their own way, landscapes.


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An Archaeology of Landscape on the Petit Nord. Peter Pope. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436779)


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PaperId(s): SYM-22,01

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