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Lab number
Field number
CMC- 155
Material dated
charcoal; charbon de bois
on Bell point at Jones Cove, Port Mouton Harbour, Queens County, Nova Scotia
Map sheet
20 P/15
J.S. Erskine
Date submitted
July 6, 0097
Measured Age
2640 ± 70
Normalized Age
2640 ± 70
δ13C (per mil)
Woodland; Sylvicole
near bottom of site, 66 cm depth, Upper Bear River level
Additional information
Wilmeth lists this date under the Borden designation AlDf-1.
AlDf-18, Port Mouton: This is a stratified site with late Upper Bear River culture below a thinner Indian Gardens deposit. Erskine comments that GaK-1271 conflicts seriously with earlier determinations of AD 648-840 for Upper Bear River culture at Port Joli (AlDf-3, S-155) and date of 265-96 BC for the period just preceding Upper Bear River at Bear River subsite 3 (BdDk-1, S-159). There seems to be no possibility of contamination of GaK-1271. More stratified sites are needed to clear up confusion in southwestern Nova Scotia. Kristmanson (1992) notes that the date corresponds to ceramic period 2 in the Petersen/Sanger model, and this is consistent with the presence of dentate ceramics.