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Ancient People of the Arctic
     

Ancient People of the Arctic

by Robert McGhee
 

ISBN-10: 0774808543

ISBN-13: 9780774808545

Pub. Date: 12/28/2001

Publisher: University of Washington Press

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,

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780774808545
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
1,080,157
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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