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Port au Choix National Historic Site

Port au Choix National Historic Site of Canada
On the west side of Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula, you’ll find the crossroads of 6000 years of human history. The sea’s bounty drew Maritime Archaic Indian, Dorset and Groswater Paleoeskimo, and “Recent Indian”s here long before Europeans arrived. Seals on passing iceflows were hunted by the Dorset and used for food, shelter and clothing. Discover one of North America’s most fascinating archaeological finds amid a rugged coastline of unique limestone barrens, forests, and bays. Tour ancient burial sites, settlements and view original artifacts, from slate spears to harpoons.