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Lab number
Material dated
charcoal; charbon de bois
about 11 km from the open coast at the head of the inlet known as the Head of Jeddore, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
Map sheet
11 D/14
H.L. Sheldon
Date submitted
October 7, 0097
Normalized Age
1230 ± 70
Woodland; Sylvicole
hearth, 40x35x7 cm, east half of unit 106N/100W
Associated taxa
Mammalia 4: Castor canadensis, Ursus americanus, Odocoileus sp, Alces alces; Aves, Anatidae; Pisces, unid.; Mollusca, Mercenaria mercenaria; Crustacea
BeCs-3, Brown: Recovered materials are treated as a single component representing intermittent occupation from 1300 BP to European contact. Quahog shells were found scattered through the matrix, much like the lithic and ceramic materials, rather than being concentrated in a shell heap. In addition to four radiocarbon dates, four thermoluminescence dates were obtained from ceramic sherds submitted with a sample of associated soil: Alpha-2354 (BeCs-3: 1147), 370 +/- 50 BP, exhibited fading, a sloping plateau and soil radon loss; Alpha-2355 (BeCs-3: 1148), 1350 +/- 60 BP, same characteristics as Alpha-2354; Alpha-2356 (BeCs-3: 1149), 250 +/- 40 BP, experienced soil radon loss; Alpha-2357 (BeCs-3: 1150), 230 +/- 30 BP, exhibited fading and a sloping plateau.