Thule

A.D. 1000 - 1700


Dorset cultures are suceeded by an abrupt change in occupation that marked the begin of the Thule phase, which formed the basis for the development of a way of life associated with modern Inuit peoples. In Manitoba there is no concrete evidence of this tradition. Five in-ground depressions on the Churchill West Peninsula may be associated with Thule houses, but no research has been conducted. Some of the stone circles which are located at the 15-20 masl elevation may be related to Late Thule. There have been reportings of some associated tools from the area, but these have not been examined by an archaeologist.

For a detailed description Thule culture in the High Arctic see Robert Park's Archaeology in Arctic North America The Thule tradition on the University of Waterloo Web site.
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