Near Blanc-Sablon in Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent MRC, Quebec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
For nearly nine thousand years, Aboriginal peoples have been drawn to Blanc-Sablon's abundant shoreline resources. Research conducted on more than sixty archaeological sites along the western bank of the Blanc-Sablon River reveals settlement and subsistence patterns that gradually changed over time. The quantity and diversity of the wildlife remains found here testify to the importance of coastal resources, particularly seals, to the diet of the area's inhabitants. A rich trove of archaeological evidence, Blanc-Sablon serves as a witness to the evolution of Aboriginal societies on the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula.
Pendant près de neuf mille ans, les abondantes ressources du littoral de Blanc-Sablon ont attiré des groupes autochtones. Des recherches effectuées sur plus de 60 sites archéologiques, situés sur la rive ouest de la rivière Blanc-Sablon, révèlent des modes d'établissement et de subsistance qui ont changé graduellement. La quantité et la diversité des restes fauniques démontrent l'importance qu'occupaient les ressources côtières, tout particulièrement le phoque, dans l'alimentation
Innu-aimun or Montagnais:
The left side of the marker has the Blanc-Sablon text in Innu-aimun. If you are interested, click on the marker image to enlarge it and read the text.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list.
Location. 51° 25.714′ N, 57° 8.765′ W. Marker is near Blanc-Sablon, Quebec, in Le Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent MRC. Marker is on Boulevard Docteur-Camille-Marcoux, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1554 Boulevard Docteur-Camille-Marcoux, Blanc-Sablon, Quebec G0G 1C0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Blanc-Sablon National Historic Site (a few steps from this marker).
More about this marker. This marker is on the southwest side of the bridge over the Blanc-Sablon river.
Regarding Blanc-Sablon. "Blanc Sablon is located at the coastal border of Quebec and Labrador. It has a history far older then its Old French name, which describes the white sandy beach of its shoreline. Along the banks of the Blanc Sablon River are the remnants
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 11, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.