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Examining human occupation of the arctic and subarctic zones, irrespective of place and time, this book explores a wide variety of fascinating areas and inhabitants along several points in history. Beautifully illustrated, Arctic Archaeology is essential reading for all those curious about how organisms survived in this life threatening environment.
Chapters include: Prehistory of Newfoundland hunter-gatherers: extinctions or adaptations?; Ancient humans in Eurasian Arctic ecosystems: environmental dynamics and changing subsistence; Thule Eskimo bowhead whale interception strategies; New adaptive strategies in the Saqqaq culture of Greenland c.1600-1400 bc; Local Heroes: the long-term effects of short-term prosperity - an example from the Canadian arctic; Northeast Asia in the late Pleistone and Early Holocene; Aleutian Island pre-history: living in insular extremes
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