Nunavut Archaeological and Palaeontological Sites Regulations

Version of section 1 from 2006-03-22 to 2009-05-27:


 The following definitions apply in these Regulations.

archaeological artifact

archaeological artifact means any tangible evidence of human activity that is more than 50 years old and in respect of which an unbroken chain of possession or regular pattern of usage cannot be demonstrated, and includes a Denesuline archaeological specimen referred to in section 40.4.9 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. (artefact archéologique)

archaeological site

archaeological site means a site where an archaeological artifact is found. (lieu archéologique)

Class 1 permit

Class 1 permit means a permit that entitles the permittee to survey and document the characteristics of an archaeological or palaeontological site in a manner that does not alter or otherwise disturb the site. (permis de classe 1)

Class 2 permit

Class 2 permit means a permit that entitles the permittee to

  • (a) survey and document the characteristics of an archaeological or palaeontological site;

  • (b) excavate an archaeological or palaeontological site;

  • (c) remove archaeological artifacts from an archaeological site or remove fossils from a palaeontological site; or

  • (d) otherwise alter or disturb an archaeological or palaeontological site. (permis de classe 2)

designated agency

designated agency has the same meaning as in section 33.1.1 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. (organisme désigné)

fossil

fossil includes

  • (a) natural casts;

  • (b) preserved tracks, coprolites and plant remains; and

  • (c) the preserved shells and exoskeletons of invertebrates and the eggs, teeth and bones of vertebrates. (fossile)

Inuit-owned lands

Inuit-owned lands has the same meaning as in section 1.1.1 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement. (terres inuit)

Nunavut Land Claims Agreement

Nunavut Land Claims Agreement means the Agreement between the Inuit of the Nunavut Settlement Area and Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada, signed on May 25, 1993. (Accord sur les revendications territoriales du Nunavut)

palaeontological site

palaeontological site means a site where a fossil is found. (lieu paléontologique)

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