Advisor: Brooke Milne
B.A. Simon Fraser University: Archaeology
My research is focused on identifying novice flint knapping activities at early Paleo-Eskimo chert quarries and interior habitation sites on southern Baffin Island. Through the analysis of lithic debitage my research will add to our understanding of the social significance of chert quarries as ancient classrooms where expert flint knappers would pass their knowledge to novices and how the location of these quarries influenced the movements of early Paleo-Eskimo people.
The Analytical Quandary of Chert Quarries: A Multi-Scalar Approach using GIS Modeling, Archaeo-Geophysics, Lithic Provenance and Debitage Analysis to Understand Paleo-Eskimo Lithic Technological Organization and Novice Skill on Southern Baffin Island
N303A Duff Roblin Bldg.
Department of Anthropology
University of Manitoba