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Additional reading: Books and other Websites

Other WWW sites dealing with Arctic Archaeology

Lost Visions, Forgotten Dreams: Life and Art of an Ancient Arctic People

Prehistory of Alaska

The McDougall Sound Archaeological Research Project Virtual Slide Show

Retracing an Archaeological Expedition

Tuvalluk, expédition multimédia dans la préhistoire de Nunavik (Nord du Québec)

Nadlok and the Origin of the Copper Inuit

Research resources of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, including their annual summaries of archaeological research in the Northwest Territories

Information about the Government of Nunavut's Ministry of Culture, Language, Heritage and Youth, which has responsibility for Archaeology in Nunavut

The following WWW sites provide information and links to other information sources concerning Arctic peoples and the Arctic

The Arctic Circle (Information on Arctic peoples)

Arctic Studies Center (at the Smithsonian Institution)


These two recent books are aimed at a general audience; they provide vivid and very readable descriptions of archaeological research in the Arctic

McGhee, Robert
1996 - Ancient People of the Arctic. University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver.
Schledermann, Peter
1996 - Voices in Stone: A Personal Journey into the Arctic Past. Komatik Series, No. 5. The Arctic Institute of North America of the University of Calgary, Calgary.

These two books provide an excellent overview of Inuit/Eskimo cultures in the past and today

Burch, Ernest S. Jr., and Werner Forman
1988 - The Eskimos. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.
Damas, David (editor)
1984 - Arctic. Handbook of North American Indians, Vol. 5. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

The following works together provide a good overview of the archaeology of Arctic North America and Greenland

Dumond, Don A.
1977 - The Eskimos and Aleuts. Thames and Hudson, London.
Maxwell, Moreau S.
1985 - Prehistory of the Eastern Arctic. Academic Press, Orlando.
McGhee, Robert
1978 - Arctic Archaeology. National Museum of Man, Ottawa.
Park, Robert W. and Douglas R. Stenton
1998 - Ancient Harpoon Heads of Nunavut: An Illustrated Guide [in English and Inuktitut, with translation by Allan Angmarlik]. Parks Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada, Pangnirtung.