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George Creed - Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs

Tracing of a petroglyph of a human figure in a canoe lancing a fish

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Date: 1888

Petroglyph tracings D: Canoes #. 6 negatives and 1 positive. The first image is a negative, the second is a positive that Creed had drawn over with black ink. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as "lancing fish... The roughly delineated figures of the fishermen suggest night fishing by firelight, a common practice among the Micmacs, lancing the fish as they circled into the spots of light."

Reference: George Creed - Petroglyphs Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 12 D11