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Human Traces webinar series: Environmental change and impacts on prehsitoric human colonization in Inutoqqat Nunaat, Northern Greenland

Location
Online meeting
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Contact person
Nathalie Dubois
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Logistics

Date: 24 April 
Time: 15:00 UTC
Title: Environmental change and impacts on prehsitoric human colonization in Inutoqqat Nunaat, Northern Greenland
Speaker: Bianca Perren

Description

The Wandel Dal Project seeks to understand changes and interactions among arctic system components (climate, people, terrestrial and marine ecosystems, sea-ice and glacier extent) in Inutoqqat Nunaat (the Land of the Ancient People), north of the Greenland Ice Sheet, where people with stone tool technology lived for prolonged periods during the past ~4500 years. Using lake sediments from a suite of lakes near archaeological sites we are producing multi-proxy high resolution, quantitative records of climate and vegetation over the past ~7500 years. Paleoenvironmental records are combined with new archaeological data generated from a field mapping campaign and with new radiocarbon dates to improve the chronology of human activities in the region. With these new data, we examine the extent to which periods of settlement and times of abandonment were related to climatic fluctuations that affected the availability of resources and survival in this remote region, and how those compare to the rapid climatic changes of the 21st Century in Northern Greenland.

Further information

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