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Recently documented ice patch sites in the southwest Yukon are ideal for evaluating precontact hunter-gatherer land-use patterns in the western subarctic. Located in the alpine of the mountainous regions of the boreal forest, ice patches are associated with well preserved hunting equipment, caribou ( Rangifer tarandus ) dung and an abundance of faunal remains dating to over 8000 years ago. However, current models are inadequate for explaining caribou hunting at ice patches as they tend to emphasize large-scale communal hunts associated with latitudinal movements of caribou. Much less is known about the alititudinal movment of caribou and the associated hunting forays to ice patches in the alpine. Based on literature...
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In this thesis, Schaeffer Creek Campsite (MlVm-6), located in the Old Crow Flats, northern Yukon Territory, is identified as a possible cold weather short-term campsite dating to the 1920s. This discovery is significant, as few archaeological sites in the region have been identified as cold weather occupations. A discussion of cold weather behaviour and adaptations from oral history research and ethnography complement the analysis. The purpose of this study is to dispel the idea that life during cold weather is harsh and intolerable. The discussion and analysis add to the corpus of knowledge of archaeological sites in the area as well as an understanding of behaviour and technological adaptations during cold weather,...
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This thesis examines the archaeological and palaeoenvironmental record of the Beaver Creek area of west-central Yukon, through detailed excavation and analysis of cultural materials from KaVn-2, a late Pleistocene multi-component archaeological site located in the Shakwak Trench, and literature review. KaVn-2 contains evidence of initial human occupation dating to between 10,670 and 10,130 C14 years BP. The site, positioned approximately one kilometre within the maximum extent of ice during the last glaciation, became ice-free about 11,000 C14 years BP and was inhabited shortly thereafter. Later occupations span most of the Holocene. Lithic artifacts recovered from the early component show affinities to those from...


    map background search result map search result map Caribou Hunting at Ice Patches: Seasonal Mobility and Long-term Land-Use in the Southwest Yukon KaVn-2: An eastern Beringian tradition archaeological site in west-central Yukon Territory, Canada Schaeffer Creek Campsite (MlVm-6), a Possible Cold Season Site in Southwestern Old Crow Flats, Northern Yukon Territory KaVn-2: An eastern Beringian tradition archaeological site in west-central Yukon Territory, Canada Schaeffer Creek Campsite (MlVm-6), a Possible Cold Season Site in Southwestern Old Crow Flats, Northern Yukon Territory Caribou Hunting at Ice Patches: Seasonal Mobility and Long-term Land-Use in the Southwest Yukon