Regional Variation in Thule and Colonial Caribou Hunting in West Greenland

Clemens Pasda

Abstract

This study presents data from archaeological structures connected with caribou hunting in the northeastern Nuuk region with a focus on construction, structure, and topographical setting as well as on intrasite spatial patterning. The results of this investigation are compared with research in other regions of West Greenland. A high variability in hunting methods, group size, and mobility can be shown within a given region and among different regions. Working with things is full of wonder and confusion, creativity, and, yes, boring repetition.(Olsen et al. 2012:11).

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