BEOTHUCK FACTS? – 23 Friday Nov 2012
POSTED BY NLARCHAEOLOGY IN BOYD’S COVE, NEWFOUNDLAND
Beothuk sites in red.
Many people in Newfoundland and Labrador believe they have a good understanding of the Beothuk. Yet there is still a great deal of misinformation about them. In this post, I’ll try to shed some light on some of these misconceptions and give you a few facts about the Beothuk.
I have heard statements that 1) the Beothuk were the earliest aboriginal group on the island. Related to this misconception, 2) that they were the only aboriginal group to have inhabited the island. If you have followed this blog at all, you know that there were several groups of
precontact aboriginal people here long before the Beothuk. The first were the Maritime Archaic Indians (MAI) around 5500 years ago. The MAI were on the island up to about 3200 years ago.
Right now, it does not appear as though the MAI were related to the Beothuk. There were two groups of Palaeoeskimo here. The first group, known to archaeologists as ….
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