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Arctic Small Tool tradition

pre-dorset structure

ASTt: This Arctic Small Tool tradition (Pre-Dorset culture) structure is only evident on the surface by the patch of lichen and moss that was nourished by the scraps of food, charcoal, etc., left behind by the people who lived here. Although they cannot be seen in this photograph, numerous tiny stone artifacts were found in and around that patch of vegetation. The absence of a ring of rocks suggests that the tent that was pitched here was weighed down with snow, and thus was occupied during the autumn and perhaps into the winter.