Ancient People of the Arctic

Ancient People of the Arctic

by Robert McGhee
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University of Washington Press

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Ancient People of the Arctic

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780774808545
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Publication date: 12/28/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 918,386
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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