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Ancient People of the Arctic

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"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 ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by UBC Press (first published 1996)
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Ken
Jul 14, 2015 Ken rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book very much. I bought it after reading the author's book called "The Last Imaginary Place". The author describes how the people of the north survived...no...thrived in such a challenging environment.

I liked how the author described things like how he would come across an artifact in the frozen north like an ancient fire ring. That circle of stones could have been there for thousands of years.

The "Imaginary" book is more on interaction between Europeans and the people of the n
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Jake M.
Mar 28, 2013 Jake M. rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a very accessible work on a topic with as much speculation as information. A succinct history of ancient arctic peoples is given alongside a description of the archeological methods undertaken to construct this history. This is worth a look to see life at the fringes of civilization so long ago.
Victoria
Apr 11, 2013 Victoria rated it it was ok
I read this book for class. It was very approachable, but filled with conjecture and no sources were cited.At the end, the author does identify some sources, but not as specifically as is usually expected from scholarly literature.
Claire Cameron
Sep 13, 2013 Claire Cameron rated it really liked it
Read this book and you too will know how to hunt Muskox.
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Dec 13, 2012 Brenda marked it as to-read
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