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Ancient People of the Arctic

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This work 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 reconstructs a pictur ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by UBC Press (first published 1996)
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Jake M.
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.
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
Read this book and you too will know how to hunt Muskox.
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