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SEMINAR: Archaeology Seminar Series 2017

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Archaeology Seminar Series 2017 : Living in a 'High Arctic Oasis': Inuit Subsistence Hunting and Settlement around the North Water, Greenland, in a Long Term Perspective Other events...
Abstract: The impacts on Inuit life conditions of global warming - resulting in severe reduction of the Arctic sea ice and thus changing potentials for hunting marine mammals in concert with external political developments are strong these years. The interdisciplinary NOW Project, where researchers from biology, anthropology and archaeology have joined forces, explores how the Inuit hunting societies in northernmost Greenland have coped with such environmental and societal/economic changes through time. The Thule Inuit (Inughuit) are dependent on the biotic resources of the North Water the largest open water area in the Arctic, which is remarkably rich in game but also vulnerable. Focusing on the historical/archaeological research conducted in the framework of the NOW Project the presentation puts the subsistence and settlement strategies of the Inughuit into a long term perspective. Biography: Bjarne Gronnow leads SILA the Arctic Centre at the Ethnographic Collections, the frame of the archaeological research environment, which was established at the National Museum in 1999. It is the aim of SILA to conduct and promote cultural historical research in the Arctic at the highest international level of quality, to curate the Arctic collections of the Museum, and to utilize the collections' potential for public outreach. The activities of SILA are central to the collaboration between the Ethnographic Collections and the museums in Greenland, including the Greenland National Museum and Archive in Nuuk.
Speaker(s) Dr Bjarne Gronnow, Director of SILA (Arctic Centre at the Ethnographic Collections) National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen
Location Arts Lecture Room 4 (note room change)
Contact India Dilkes-Hall <[email protected]@uwa.edu.au>
Start Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:00
End Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 17 Jul 2017 16:28
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