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Helluland Archaeological Project (149167)
Proposal Status: Conformity Determination Issued
Project Overview
Type of application: New
Proponent name: Patricia
Company: Sutherland
Start Date: 2019-07-29
End Date: 2019-08-15
Operation Type: Seasonal
Project Description:
From July 29 to August 15, 2019, the applicant plans to conduct archaeological excavations in the Tanfield valley located at Imiligaarjuit (Cape Tanfield), approximately 30 kilometers southeast of Kimmirut. This area was identified during previous investigations in the 1960s as an area of Dorset/Tuniit settlement. Material has now been identified from three sites in the valley that suggests an early European presence in the area, most likely relating to the Norse occupation in Greenland. The work will be conducted by Pat Sutherland with one archaeological assistant from southern Canada and three Inuit assistants from Kimmirut. The excavations will be carried out with hand-tools following standard archaeological practice. While working at Cape Tanfield, the crew will live in a tent camp at Imiligaarjuit. Transportation will be provided by the boat charter from Kimmirut, arranged through the Mayukalik HTO. The material recovered will be analyzed using standard archaeological methods, including technical analysis and identification of materials, and radiocarbon dating. On completion of the project, the excavations will be back-filled and re-vegetated. At the end of the 2019 field season the tent camp will be dismantled and removed, and garbage will be taken out for disposal at Kimmirut. The environmental impact of the project is expected to be negligible.
Persons: 4
Days: 18
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List of all project geometries:
ID Geometry Location Name
5415 point New project geometry
Planning Regions:
Affected Areas and Land Types
Settlement Area
Project Land Use and Authorizations
Project Land Use
Scientific Research
Licensing Agencies
CH: Archaeology and Paleontology Research Permit, Class II
Other Licensing Requirements
No data found.
Material Use
Type Quantity Size Use
water pump 1 1/2 HP removal of meltwater from working area
Fuel Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
Gasoline 1 20 Liters for water pump
Hazardous Material and Chemical Use
Type Container(s) Capacity UOM Use
No records found.
Water Consumption
Daily Amount (m3) Retrieval Method Retrieval Location
0.01 bucket from local pond same as work area
Waste and Impacts
Environmental Impacts
No significant environmental impact
Waste Management
Waste Type Quantity Generated Treatement Method Disposal Method
Greywater less than 1 cubic meter for entire season none disposal on vegetated surface
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-05-23
Originator: Patricia
Public Registry ID: 16574
Document Size: 738.39 Kb
Category: Application form attachment - License/ Authorization
Recieved: 2019-05-27
Originator: Patricia
Public Registry ID: 16629
Document Size: 738.39 Kb
Category: Application related document - Conformity Determination Letter
Recieved: 2019-06-05
Originator: Goump Djalogue
Public Registry ID: 16676
Document Size: 233.96 Kb
2019-05-23 17:11:55, from: Patricia
 I could not complete the Waste Management section, as the Project Activity button didn't show a menu

2019-05-27 10:06:09, from: Patricia
 Ignore my 23 May message--I got the form to work and completed it.