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The frozen Saqqaq sites of Disko Bay, West Greenland : Qeqertasussuk and Qajaa (2400-900 BC) : studies of Saqqaq material culture in an Eastern Arctic perspective

Author: Bjarne Grønnow
Publisher: Copenhagen, Denmark : Museum Tusculanum Press, [2017] ©2017
Dissertation: University of Copenhagen 2016
Series: Meddelelser om Grønland., Man & society ;, 45.; Meddelelser om Grønland, 356.
Edition/Format:   Thesis/dissertation : Thesis/dissertation : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Qeqertasussuk and Qajaa are the only known sites of the Early Arctic Small Tool tradition in the Eastern Arctic, where all kinds of organic materials - wood, bone, baleen, hair, skin - are preserved in permafrozen culture layers. Together, the sites cover the entire Saqqaq era in Greenland (c. 2400-900 BC). Technological and contextual analyses of the excellently preserved archaeological materials from the frozen  Read more...
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Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bjarne Grønnow
ISBN: 9788763535687 8763535688 9788763545617 8763545616
OCLC Number: 982657449
Language Note: English text with Danish and English abstracts.
Description: 490 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Meddelelser om Grønland., Man & society ;, 45.; Meddelelser om Grønland, 356.
Responsibility: Bjarne Grønnow.

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Qeqertasussuk and Qajaa are the only known sites of the Early Arctic Small Tool tradition in the Eastern Arctic, where all kinds of organic materials - wood, bone, baleen, hair, skin - are preserved in permafrozen culture layers. Together, the sites cover the entire Saqqaq era in Greenland (c. 2400-900 BC). Technological and contextual analyses of the excellently preserved archaeological materials from the frozen layers form the core of this publication.

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