Possible Evidence of Domestic Dog in a Paleoeskimo Context
Keywords:Dogs, Inuit archaeology, Canadian Arctic Islands
Abstract... domestic dogs played a significant role in the adaptive strategies of most historic Inuit and their archaeological predecessors, the Neoeskimo. ... More skeletal material would be desirable in order to provide a firm identification; nonetheless, the available evidence strongly suggests that a domestic or tamed canid is represented. This conclusion lends some measure of support to the idea that domestic dogs are an integral part of cultural adaptation to the arctic, and as such will probably be shown to have had a widespread distribution in Paleoeskimo cultures.