Allen P. McCartney’s Contributions to Canadian Archaeology: A Photo Essay

George W. Wenzel and James M. Savelle


Over his forty-year career, Allen’s contributions to the archaeology of the North American Arctic were many, and his research extended from Thule times to the present and from the Aleutian Islands to North Alaska, and Hudson Bay to the Canadian High Arctic. The papers in this volume by our Alaskan colleagues pay excellent tribute to his work in the western Arctic, but Savelle and Habu, Friesen, and Wenzel provide only a glimpse of Allen’s “other” side. It is our hope that this brief essay will provide readers with a broader appreciation of both his very substantial contributions to Canadian Inuit prehistory and the influence he (gently) exerted on many of us working in the area.

  • George W. Wenzel, Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2K6

  • James Savelle, Department of Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6

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