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45 North America: Paleoeskimo and Inuit archaeology

Prehistory

Part II: Holocene migrations

  1. T. Max Friesen

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm845

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Friesen, T. M. 2013. 45 North America: Paleoeskimo and Inuit archaeology. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

The Paleoeskimo and Thule migrations represented successive rapid colonizations of vast Arctic regions, in each case moving from west to east, about four thousand years apart. These migrations were made possible by complex technology aiding movement and survival in some of the coldest regions on earth.

Keywords:

  • archaeology;
  • New World prehistory;
  • Holocene;
  • Inuit