(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

The history of archaeological research in North East Greenland : putting the GeoArk Project into perspective

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GRØNNOW B. (1) ;
(1) SILA - Arctic Centre at the Ethnographic Collections. National Museum, DANEMARK


Starting with a brief presentation of the GeoArk Project and its goals, this paper focuses on the archaeological research history of North East Greenland, in particular the area of Sabine Ø and Clavering Ø, in order to view the current project in a wider context. The paper questions the myths about the ‘virgin’ land and it demonstrates how a number of expeditions, activities of professional hunters and trappers, and geopolitical matters in dispute between Denmark and Norway during the 1930s dramatically determined the quite ill fortune of the archaeological sites and monuments of the Thule culture in the study area


Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 110, no2 [pp. 117-129]

Bibliographic references : 38 ref.

Collation : 15 fig.




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