Co-Editor: Benjamin Auerbach
Editor info: Associate Professor of Anthropology
Publication Date: July 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Synopsis: On the edge of the Arctic Ocean, above the Arctic Circle, the prehistoric settlements at Point Hope, Alaska, represent a truly remarkable accomplishment in human biological and cultural adaptations. Presenting a set of anthropological analyses on the human skeletal remains and cultural material from the Ipiutak and Tigara archaeological sites, this book sheds new light on the excavations of 1939–41, which provided one of the largest sets of combined biological and cultural materials of northern latitude peoples in the world. These remnants of past human activity contribute to a crucial understanding of past foraging lifeways and offer important insights into the human condition at the extreme edges of the globe.