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Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.


Hunter‐gatherer tradition found in western Alaska and the Aleutian Islands from about 3000 bc down to ad 1800. Characterized by a distinctive core and flake stone industry and...

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Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

The area lying above 66.5° North that is dominated by the Arctic Ocean but also includes large land areas in Canada, Russia, Greenland, Scandinavia, Iceland, and Alaska. Some of the land...

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Overview page. Subjects: World History.

A member of a North American people that inhabits Alaska, Nunavut region in northern Canada, Greenland, and eastern Siberia. A semi-nomadic hunting and gathering people, they were noted for...

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Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.


Herding societies whose seasonal movements are primarily dependent on the search for fresh pastures, although exceptionally they may also be involved with limited cultivation.


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Overview page. Subjects: Religion.


An individual believed to have special magical powers; a sorcerer or witch doctor. A medicine man in ‘primitive’ societies, often with supernatural powers, who was capable of...

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