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title In Search of the Island's First People
creator Prince Edward Island Museum
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The past two decades have witnessed a growing appreciation of Canada's earliest heritage, the prehistoric record of Canada's first people. Some of our earliest systematic archaeological research was conducted by W.J. Wintemberg, an archaeologist with the National Museum in Ottawa. In 1913, Wintembergundertook surveys and test excavations in both Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, spending some three weeks in the latter. Wintemberg documented private collections of prehistoric artifacts, and also surveyed much of the Island's north coast from Malpeque Bay to St. Peters Bay. Most of the sites he located were in the Malpeque and Rustico Bay areas, and were primarily shell middens - accumulations of discarded shells in refuse heaps from prehistoric encampments. The largest of these sites was later excavated by Wintemberg in 1937. While the results of his fruitful work were never published, an archival manuscript by him is at the National Museum of Man.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1983
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-172
source 13
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title In Search of the Island's First People
creator Prince Edward Island Museum
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description The past two decades have witnessed a growing appreciation of Canada's earliest heritage, the prehistoric record of Canada's first people. Some of our earliest systematic archaeological research was conducted by W.J. Wintemberg, an archaeologist with the National Museum in Ottawa. In 1913, Wintembergundertook surveys and test excavations in both Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, spending some three weeks in the latter. Wintemberg documented private collections of prehistoric artifacts, and also surveyed much of the Island's north coast from Malpeque Bay to St. Peters Bay. Most of the sites he located were in the Malpeque and Rustico Bay areas, and were primarily shell middens - accumulations of discarded shells in refuse heaps from prehistoric encampments. The largest of these sites was later excavated by Wintemberg in 1937. While the results of his fruitful work were never published, an archival manuscript by him is at the National Museum of Man.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1983
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-172
source 13
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.