Residents widely noted a decrease in the seasonal availability of freshwater within the Hamilton Inlet watershed.
Figure 4 illustrates some of the interconnected effects of decreasing water levels in the Hamilton Inlet watershed noted above.
While continuous experiences with freshwater variability may support the adaptive capacity of the community, Rigolet residents reported that declining levels of surface water bodies within the Hamilton Inlet watershed have brought about a broad range of challenges.
The 1765 Haven-Schloezer map (see Figure 1) is centrally focused on the major embayment of Hamilton Inlet and Lake Melville but depicts the outer coast of Labrador from approximately 53N latitude (the Seal Islands and Porcupine Bay area) in the south to 57N (the Voisey's Bay area) in the north.
The entrance to Hamilton Inlet contains four sections, among them Arbatok.
35) This lack of "colonial enterprise" also meant that Central Labrador did not have colonial institutions; Lynne Fitzhugh explains, "While northern and southern-most Labrador each enjoyed the advantages of organized community life and rudimentary social institutions early in the nineteenth century, the residents of central Labrador, Hamilton Inlet
in particular, had no stationary institutions or permanent services, other than those provided by HBC.
An early 19th century account by Methodist missionary Reverend Thomas Hickson describes his meeting with Inuit in the area of Cullingham's Tickle, Hamilton Inlet.
When Lucas failed to find Mikak in 1770, he returned to Cape Charles with another group of Inuit from the area of "Auchboktoke," either Hamilton Inlet or farther north at Hopedale (Cartwright, 1792, 5 Oct.
Mots cles: phoque barbu, baie Frobisher, Hamilton Inlet, phoque commun, espece indicatrice, paleoecologie, calotte glaciaire Penny, polynie, phoque annele, glace marine, zooarcheologie
Because of its geography and hydrography, the Narrows region of Hamilton Inlet in central Labrador presents an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the archaeological visibility of biological changes linked to sea ice changes.
Variable rates across space have been noted in Hamilton Inlet, where one coastal location has risen approximately 7 m in 4000 years while in the interior a 20 - 25 m asl terrace was also 4000 years old (Fitzhugh, 1972:30).
The Maritime Archaic Indians appear to have spread northward in the wake of alder expansion, which reached Hamilton Inlet by 7000 B.