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Voyage to Kitsussut: Early Watercraft and Species Relationships in Avanersuaq, NW Greenland

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm



An Online Discussion with Archaeologist Matthew Walls

April 6, 2022    7:00 pm

In this webinar, Archaeologist Matthew Walls will discuss work at Kitsissut, a remote group of islands off Northwest Greenland that were settled by Early Paleo-Inuit people (4500-2700 years ago). 

Kitsissut can only be accessed by crossing a difficult stretch of water that remains open
year-round. To reach the islands, Paleo-Inuit must have built and used navigable watercraft. This conclusion offers new insights into the Early Paleo-Inuit’s relationship with both marine and terrestrial species and ecosystems. This talk will discuss these findings and explore the creativity of Early Paleo-Inuit and the historical structure of High Arctic environments.

Admission is free, but registration is required.

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