An Aboriginal Presence
Archaeology - At the Edge of the Ice
Middle Postglacial: 5,000 years ago - Most glaciers had shrunk to nearly their modern size by this time, but the Tyrrell Sea still occupied land that now borders Hudson Bay. Prince Edward Island may have remained connected to the mainland, but most coastlines were near their modern positions.
Ancestral Aboriginal peoples continued to expand their territories, as plants and animals colonized new lands. Coastal Newfoundland and Labrador were first occupied at this time, as were the Canadian Arctic Islands and Greenland.
Land Ice Water
Northern North America, Middle Postglacial, 5,000 years ago
Middle Postglacial: 5,000 years ago