The Bristol-Shiktehawk bifaces and Early Woodland ceremonialism in the middle St. John Valley, New Brunswick

dc.contributor.advisorBlair, Susan
dc.contributor.authorPelletier-Michaud, Alexandre
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-01T16:33:42Z
dc.date.available2023-03-01T16:33:42Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.date.updated2023-03-01T15:02:41Z
dc.description.abstractIn the Maritime Peninsula, the visibility of Early Woodland ceremonialism is limited to a few sites that have been associated with burial complexes defined elsewhere in the Northeast. The biface assemblage excavated in the 1930s from the Bristol-Shiktehawk site, in the middle St. John River Valley, has been assumed to be ceremonial but has never been the subject of a thorough professional analysis. I conduct such an analysis based on a technological approach. My results support the view that the assemblage likely dates to the Early Woodland period, by establishing connections which are rooted temporally in the region but extend geographically towards the Midwest. I question the compartmentalizing nomenclature which structures our understanding of regional variations in manifestations of ceremonialism, suggesting a more complex but fluid cultural landscape for the period around 3500 to 2000 B.P., and explore the limitations posed by the theoretical framework often applied to questions of ritual in archaeology.
dc.description.copyright©Alexandre Pelletier-Michaud, 2018
dc.formattext/xml
dc.format.extentxiii, 281 pages
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.identifier.urihttps://unbscholar.lib.unb.ca/handle/1882/14108
dc.language.isoen_CA
dc.publisherUniversity of New Brunswick
dc.rightshttp://purl.org/coar/access_right/c_abf2
dc.subject.disciplineAnthropology
dc.titleThe Bristol-Shiktehawk bifaces and Early Woodland ceremonialism in the middle St. John Valley, New Brunswick
dc.typemaster thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropology
thesis.degree.fullnameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of New Brunswick
thesis.degree.levelmasters
thesis.degree.nameM.A.
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