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Category: Americas
Subcategory: History books
Author: Mcghee
ISBN: 0774808543
ISBN13: 978-0774808545
Language: English
Publisher: UBC Press; Reprint edition (December 1, 2001)
Pages: 244
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Ancient People of the Ar. Fortunately, as the author explains, despite the long period elapsed since the disappearance of the paleo-Eskimos, due to the special arctic environment and climate relatively much has been preserved. The author guides through the history more or less chronologically, explaining the cultural and technological development of these first settlers in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland.

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Start by marking Ancient People of the Arctic as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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.

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Sea ice and the midnight sun, flaming aurora and endless winter night-the arctic of traveler's tales and romantic novels is the unattainable dream of a vast and desolate world-the last imaginary place on Earth. Now, in this fascinating volume, renowned archeologist Robert McGhee lifts the veil to reveal the true Arctic.

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A vibrant celebration of the artistic and cultural vision of the early peoples. Mark Bourrie Canadian Geographic.

He is the author of numerous publications, among them Ancient Canada (1989) and Canada Rediscovered (1991). A vibrant celebration of the artistic and cultural vision of the early peoples. 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. Betty Keller Coast Independent.

Robert John McGhee (born 1941) is a Canadian archaeologist and author specializing in the archaeology of the Arctic. McGhee was born in Wiarton, Ontario, in 1941. He studied at the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary, receiving a P. McGhee worked in the Middle East as a student.

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 ingeniously reconstructs a picture of this life at the margins. He discusses how the Palaeo-Eskimos spread across the entire Arctic, explains how they dealt with sharp climate changes that drastically altered their environment, offers glimpses into their spiritual practices and world view, and speculates about their eventual demise.
Comments to eBook Ancient People of the Arctic
Taur
Wow! Masterful, easy to read story of an extinct group I knew nothing about. Thanks to the author for resurrecting this ethnic group for lay readers.
Bort
Has a lot of useful history information. ;)
Tygokasa
I found the book made very easy reading. The story of the pre-Inuit peoples of the Arctic is a fascinating, almost unbelievable, tale of how adaptable and determined humans can be when the environment dictates. The book is written in a very engaging style and is well-illustrated, although I do wish the publishers had splashed out for better quality paper. Altogether, a must-read for anyone interested in the history of Arctic peoples.
Arryar
The topic of this book is the history of the paleo-Eskimos, who thrived in the North Amercian Arctic for nearly four thousand years until the arrival of the Innuit. Although the book is nearly exclusively based on archaelogical findings, Robert McGhee succeeds in assembling this data into a very fascinating account of this people lost in time. Fortunately, as the author explains, despite the long period elapsed since the disappearance of the paleo-Eskimos, due to the special arctic environment and climate relatively much has been preserved. The author guides through the history more or less chronologically, explaining the cultural and technological development of these first settlers in the Canadian Arctic and Greenland. He speculates on reasons for major changes in hunting techniques and religious practices and the final disappearance of this people vis-a-vis the push toward East by the Innuit.
A well written book on a fascinating subject.
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