(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Inuit landscape use and responses to climate change in the Wollaston Forland – Clavering Ø region, Northeast Greenland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) SAXO Inst, Dep. of Prehistoric Archaeology, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK


The Thule culture of the Wollaston-Clavering Ø area is analysed and their settlement pattern as recorded within the area is presented and analysed in relation to the high arctic seasons. From the analysis it is seen that a defined and stable seasonal mobility between coast, fjords and inland existed. The cooling of the Little Ice Age, interpreted from the analysed data, does not affect the Inuit exploitation of the research area or their material culture in general. The main Inuit response to the cooling is migration. Inuit migration is, in this way, demonstrated to be a substantial contributor to the Inuit’s cultural resilience and to their long-term existence in the Arctic


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. 155-174]

Bibliographic references : 42 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 2 an.




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