Ancient People of the Arctic

Ancient People of the Arctic

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Four thousand years ago, the Palaeo-Eskimos entered the far northern extremes of the North American continent, carving a living out of their bleak new homeland. Archaeologist McGhee reconstructs a picture of this life, discussing how they spread across the entire Arctic, and how they dealt with sharp climate changes. He also offers glimpses into their spiritual practices and world view, and speculates about their eventual demise. Includes many photographs of assorted art objects and tools found at archaeological sites. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Vancouver, BC : UBC Press, c1996
ISBN: 9780774805537
Characteristics: xii, 244 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 24 cm


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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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