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Radiocarbon Date List V: Baffin Island N.W.T., Canada, and Radiocarbon Date List II: Labrador and Northern Quebec, Canada

INSTAAR Occasional Paper 40

1983, 71 pp. (cost: $5)

The two combined radiocarbon date lists for Baffin Island and Labrador include 100 samples: 81 are from Baffin Island; 16 from Labrador and three miscellaneous dates, two of which are from the Ottawa Islands, N.W.T. (Hudson Bay) and the third on marine carbon from the state of Maine. Most dates come from marine shells but significant numbers are also reported from peats, lake sediments, and marine sediments. The sites of the dated samples come from 17 1:250,000 NTS Map Sheets, although the largest concentrations of dates are from the Frobisher and Grinnell Glacier maps sheets of southern Baffin Island. Organic carbon dates from marine cores in nearshore troughs off the eastern coast of Baffin Island give basal dates of between 16,000 and 26,000 yr BP.

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