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Lab number
Material dated
charcoal; charbon de bois
at Indian Point, St. Margaret's Bay, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
Map sheet
11 D/12
A.H. Clarke
Date submitted
July 7, 0097
Measured Age
600 ± 45
Normalized Age
600 ± 45
δ13C (per mil)
Late Prehistoric; Préhistorique récente
shell heap, the lowest of three levels, associated with small corner-notched projectile points of semi-crystalline siliceous material
Associated taxa
Mammalia: Rangifer tarandus; Mollusca, Littorina littorea, Ceprea hortensis, Mercenaria mercenaria
BdCx-5, Reid: This is a stratified prehistoric shell heap attributed to the Micmac. Clarke and Erskine note that the status of Littorina littorea and of Ceprea hortensis as indigenous to the Western Hemisphere was previously doubted. The presence of caribou bones, and crowded lines of growth in Mercenaria mercenaria, provide evidence that the climate was formerly colder than at present. It was considered on archaeological grounds that the site would have been occupied for not less than a century between AD 1200 and 1500.