Eskimo Architecture: Dwelling and Structure in the Early Historic Period

Eskimo Architecture: Dwelling and Structure in the Early Historic Period

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Overview

This study of the structural and cultural dimensions of Eskimo architecture is illustrated with rare historical and contemporary photographs, maps, and drawings. Lee (curator of ethnology, U. of Alaska, Fairbanks) and Reinhardt (an archeologist) offer a survey of historical literature on Eskimo dwellings around the circumpolar north, and show that the popular image of the igloo is just one of many designs. The book also examines geographical, climatic, and ethnographic aspects of the structures in four Arctic subregions. The volume contributes to the fields of anthropology, archaeology, native studies, and architecture. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781889963679
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Molly Lee is curator of ethnology at the University of Alaska Museum and professor of anthropology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Gregory A. Reinhardt is professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology, and director of archeology for the Archeology and Forensics Laboratory at the University of Indianapolis.

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