from this article: http://tinyurl.com/q39hjgg
On the eroding Bering Sea coast of far Western Alaska, archaeologists from around the world are unearthing remnants of an ancient Yup’ik village frozen in place for hundreds of years.
I’m not involved in the project, but visit the project blog here: http://nunalleq.wordpress.com/
Researchers find continuous lineage of North American Arctic settlers over 4000 years across diverse cultures
Archaeologists mapping ancient cultures in the North American Arctic—a region spanning present-day Greenland—have long puzzled over how different cultures relate to one another. Now, an unprecedented large-scale genomics study has traced many such cultures to the Paleo-Eskimos, a people who early inhabited the harsh environment continuously for 4000 years, only to vanish mysteriously about 700 years ago. The discovery could change how scientists understand migration patterns in the North American Arctic.
read the actual paper here: The Genetic Prehistory of the New World
ruralarch note: My supervisor is coauthor on this. He’s on fire these days.
An ulu (ᐅᓗ) on the beach.
Uluit are the traditional women’s knives of the Yup’ik, Inuit and Aleut women. They are amazing because they’ve been used for thousands of years (including up to the present) and because they are utilized in a variety of tasks. They are basically a woman’s swiss army knife! This particular ulu is made of ground slate and was discovered while beach combing, and must have been dislodged by eroding, river-side archaeological sites.
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such is the life of an archaeologist…
Archaeologists have uncovered the first complete example of a traditional driftwood home built by Inuvialuit hundreds of years ago in the Mackenzie Delta.
""For me, it was almost the capping of my career," says Max Friesen, who’s been working in the area off and on since 1986."
Also there’s some pretty sweet photos of the house and cache.
“Yellowknife Cultural Crossroads”, is a collaborative art installation by Native, Dene, French- and English-Canadian artists to commemorate cooperation between the cultures.
I just finished editing a video! Yay! More kind of boring info after the jump