Ancient People of the Arctic
Ancient People of the Arctic is the most comprehensive book on the prehistory of the Paleo-Eskimos to date. It’s food for thought that could give us the sense of history and place we so badly need.
Reconstructing their migration and their daily lives from perfectly preserved and house remains and artifacts, McGhee paints a fascinating portrait, enhancing it with dozens of maps, drawings, and photographs of Paleo-Eskimo sites, tools, and decorative art.
A vibrant celebration of the artistic and cultural vision of the early peoples.
Makes [the] story of continent-wide migrations, adaptations to harsh environments, and dramatic climate change come alive ... This most enjoyable book tells a tale of epic proportions and will appeal to anyone with an interest in the North and its history.
1 A People of the Imagination
2 Eskimo History
3 An Asiatic People in America
4 The People of the Muskox Way
5 The Great Exploration
6 When the Climate Changes
7 How an Arctic Culture Was Transformed
8 The Dorset People
9 Lost Visions
10 Encounters and Isolation
11 The End of the Dorset World
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