(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

In search of Thule children : construction of playinghouses as a means of socializing children

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

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


This paper examines the miniature playhouse structures of Thule children that date from the pre-contact Thule period of approximately 1400-1800 AD. Implemented during the 2008 field season, the study explored the region of Wollaston Forland in Northeast Greenland. Previous research suggested the arrangement of these features most likely referenced superstitious or spiritual activity. However, this study reveals the concept and organization of these features in the landscape, and offers insight into specifically arranged constructions that depict miniature versions of Thule houses


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. 201-214]

Bibliographic references : 39 ref.

Collation : 7 fig., 1 tabl., 1 an.




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