Abstract Two similar sets of small, white quartz pebbles found in a Maritime Archaic cemetery at Port au Choix, Newfoundland, and from the soil on Funk Island, Newfoundland, have been suggested to be gizzard stones from the extinct Great Auk Pinguinus impennis. We made comparisons with the gizzard stones from Common Guillemots Uria aalge and our results are consistent with the

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