University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Callum Thompson

Dorset Shamanism

Excavations in Northern Labrador

By: Callum Thompson

Introduction In 1977, a Dorset Eskimo site on Shuldham Island in northern Labrador was found by a biologist intent on examining the flora of the richly-vegetated terrace on which the site stood. Upon noting several housepit-like depressions, he alerted his colleagues, archaeol­ogists with the Smithsonian Insti­tution/Bryn Mawr College Torngat Archaeological Project, and the site was tested. Evidence […]