Architecture paléoesquimaude / Palaeoeskimo Architecture
Volume 27, numéro 1-2, 2003, p. 91-110
A Late Dorset semi-subterranean structure from the Bell Site (NiNg-2), Ekalluk River, Victoria Island
Proposed sequence of construction for the rear activity area. Stage 1 is prior to construction. Stage 2 represents the excavation of the house pit, displacement of the fill to the southern margin, and floor levelling. Stage 3 involves placement of the vertical cribbing and floor stones, and construction of the tiered walls. The final stage included positioning of the inferred tent poles and covering, and banking of fill to anchor the tent skirt.