Human Landscapes in the North: Papers in Honour of Dr. Priscilla Renouf


In the spring of 2015, Drs. Patricia Wells and Lisa Hodgetts organized a special session in honour of the late Priscilla Renouf at the annual meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association. The conference took place in St. John’s, Newfoundland and was organized out of Memorial University of Newfoundland, where Dr. Renouf held the position of Canada Research Chair in North Atlantic Archaeology. Twenty-two former colleagues, collaborators, and graduate students presented papers over a two-day period within a theme that embodied Dr. Renouf’s research interests, which had focused on the social life of northern hunter-gatherers and their relationship to the physical world.

From this group, 11 authors prepared their conference presentations for publication in a special issue of Arctic. Four papers are now freely available online :

Living at a High Arctic Polynya: Inughuit Settlement and Subsistence around the North Water during the Thule Station Period, 1910–53, Bjarne Grønnow

A Large-Scale Systematic Study of Palaeoeskimo Soapstone Vessel Fragments from Newfoundland and Labrador, John C. Erwin Hunter-Gatherer Variability: Developing Models for the Northern CoastsPeter Rowley-Conwy, Stephanie Piper Living on the Edge: Inughuit Women and Geography of ContactGenevieve M. LeMoine, Susan A. Kaplan, Christyann M. Darwent   information first published October 24, 2016