Mapping software produced by ESRI Canada. See: http://www.esri.com/software/arcview/
Arctic Small Tool tradition. Early Arctic cultures.
An alpha-numeric code used to assign a unique identifier to each archaeological site found in Canada.
Canadian Archaeological Association. See: http://www.canadianarchaeology.com/
Cultural Assets Information System. An information system used at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. See: http://www.historymuseum.ca/media/docs/pr85beng.shtml
Canadian Heritage Information Network. See: http://www.chin.gc.ca/
Canadian Museum of Civilization. See: http://www.historymuseum.ca
Geographic Information System. Mapping software used to archive and analyse geographic and attribute data.
A federal funding program for GIS projects. See: http://www.geoconnections.org/en/index.html
Information that can be associated with geographical coordinates.
Hudson Bay Company. See: http://www.hbc.com/hbcheritage/default.asp
An Inuktitut word meaning “human-like”. A stone landmark found in the Arctic.
Language of the Inuit.
An Inuktitut word referring to a light, skin watercraft.
Knowledge Engineering (KE) Electronic Museum (Emu). Database software used at the Canadian Museum of Civilizaiton. See: http://www.kesoftware.com/index.php?lang=en
An Inuit sled.
An Inuktitut word designating “hopping stones”, stones that have been aligned for use in a jumping game.
National Inventory Program. A National Museums of Canada programme that operated a computer service for museum applications from 1981 to 1998. See: http://collections.civilisations.ca/sites/sitof01e.shtml
National Inventory of Prehistoric Sites. A county wide inventory of archaeological sites managed by the Archaeological Survey of Canada, NMM, from 1972 to 1981. See: http://collections.civilisations.ca/sites/sitof01e.shtml
Northwest Company. See: http://www.northwest.ca/BackOffice/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=3&tabid=10020
Northwest Mounted Police. See: http://www.nwmpmuseum.com/history.htm
An Inuktitut word referring to a large communal structure or festival house.
An Inuktitut word referring to an autumn or spring house.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
A conical tent structure made of poles and covered with skins, often used by Sub-arctic cultures. See: http://pubs.aina.ucalgary.ca/arctic/Arctic42-2-128.pdf
From a Chippewa word referring to a type of sled used to carry heavy loads over the snow.
An Inuktitut word referring to a large skin boat.
Web Map Service. Technical protocol for Web map applications.
A stone construction used for storage.
A North American aboriginal watercraft. See: http://www.gwichin.ca/AboutGSCI/aboutGSCI.html
A construction of stone used as a landmark.
In the shape of a T or of a cross referring to house construction.
Used as indicators of past activity, i.e. trail clearing or shelter building.
A pre-Inuit Arctic culture.
A structure, often a low wall, used as a cover by hunters while sitting or lying in wait.
A pre-Inuit Arctic culture.
An Inuit skin watercraft.
A construction of boulders used to store a kayak while not in use.
Consisting of stone or rock (from the Greek lithos).
Worked stone often found on archaeological sites indicative of the type of stone and tools manufactured and/or used on a site.
A habitation structure used by pre-Inuit Arctic peoples.
A stone partition found within some early Arctic habitation structures used to delineate a hearth area or other activity area.
Partly under ground. Refers to an architectural detail found in many Arctic and Sub-Arctic habitation structures, used as a heat conservation measure. See: http://www.historymuseum.ca/tresors/ethno/etb0320e.shtml
Refers to geometrical configurations of surface or sunken stones or gravel. These are remnants of habitation structures, having been used to secure a roof covering of skin or other material.
A whale and other maritime mammal hunting Arctic people, ancestors to present-day Inuit.
Toy tent ring
Miniature tent ring built for and used by children as play structures. See: http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/baffin4d/proj/p26_2002_e.php