Ancient Cultures, Bountiful Seas: The Story of Port Au Choix

Ancient Cultures, Bountiful Seas: The Story of Port Au Choix


Halfway up the Great Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland, Port au Choix, is one of the richest archaeological regions of eastern Canada. It has been a focus of human settlement for over 45 centuries. Port au Choix's history traces the lives and material culture of the series of people who called this place their home; from the Maritime Archaic Indians, through succeeding Paleo-eskimo, Recent Indians and European occupations. Archaeologists have worked here for over fifty years, always uncovering new and exciting evidence of the complexity and richness of life in the area, which has always depended on the ocean's bounty. 

On the book, Dr. Priscilla Renouf, who has been involved in the archaeology of the area since 1974, leads us through this fascinating history. It culminates with her recent discovery of the living areas of the Maritime Archaic People. By using the historical geography of the region and her own deductive reasoning, the modern archaeological search becomes as exciting as a detective story.

Second Edition - with an update by Patricia J. Wells. (2017)

ISBN: 978-0-919735-05-7
Author: Renouf, M. A. P. 
Publisher: Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

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