Regional Variation in Thule and Colonial Caribou Hunting in West Greenland

Clemens Pasda


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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