Ancient People of the Arctic

Ancient People of the Arctic

Book - 1996
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Ancient People of the Arctic traces the lives of the Palaeo-Eskimos, the bold first explorers of the Arctic. Four thousand years ago, these people entered the far northern extremes of the North American continent, carving a living out of their bleak new homeland. From the hints they left behind, accessible only through the fragmented archaeological record, Robert McGhee ingeniously reconstructs a picture of this life at the margins. He discusses how the Palaeo-Eskimos spread across the entire Arctic, explains how they dealt with sharp climate changes that drastically altered their environment, offers glimpses into their spiritual practices and world view, and speculates about their eventual demise.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, in association with the Canadian Museum of Civilization, c1996
ISBN: 9780774805537
0774805536
Branch Call Number: 971.901 McGh 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xii, 244 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps

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