Ancient People of the Arctic

Ancient People of the Arctic

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Ancient People of the Arctic traces the lives of thePalaeo-Eskimos, the bold first explorers of the Arctic. Four thousandyears ago, these people entered the far northern extremes of the NorthAmerican continent, carving a living out of their bleak new homeland.From the hints they left behind, accessible only through the fragmentedarchaeological record, Robert McGhee ingeniously reconstructs a pictureof this life at the margins. He discusses how the Palaeo-Eskimos spreadacross the entire Arctic, explains how they dealt with sharp climatechanges that drastically altered their environment, offers glimpsesinto their spiritual practices and world view, and speculates abouttheir eventual demise.
Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : UBC Press, 1996.
ISBN: 9780774805537
Branch Call Number: 971. 901 MCG
Characteristics: xii, 244 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., (some col.)


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Mar 30, 2017

A wonderful and detailed book concerning the ancient background of all groups that braved our frigid (sometimes less so) north. The author has a teaching tone that is friendly and knowledgeable at the same time. The book is easy to read. Anyone going to the north should read this.

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