A massacre and possible cannibalism in the Canadian Arctic: New evidence from the Saunaktuk site

Melbye, Jerry; Fairgrieve, Scott I.
September 1994
Arctic Anthropology;1994, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p57
Academic Journal
Presents archeologic evidence on massacre and cannibalism at Saunaktuk site (NgTn-1) in the Eskimo Lakes region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Examination of skeletal evidence of violence; Study of the region's ethnohistory in the form of local oral tradition; Description of the lesions present on the remains.


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