Climate, Archeology & the Future of the Arctic

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Climate, Archeology & the Future of the Arctic

Climate, Archeology & the Future of the Arctic - Dr. William W. Fitzhugh '64, Director of the Arctic Centre, Smithsonian Institution

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
041 Haldeman Center
Intended Audience(s): Alumni, Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Dr. Fitzhugh will discuss the record of environmental change and its impacts on two cultural systems, the aboriginal Labrador Indian and Inuit, and the the Greenland Norse. What does this tell us about where the Arctic is headed during the coming century?

Dr. Fitzhugh is anthropologist who conducts fieldwork and research on circumpolar archaeology, northern cultures, and environments with special attention to human- environmental interactions. He has investigated early Inuit cultures in Quebec and Newfoundland, the origins of reindeer herding in Mongolia, and the ancient art of Bering Sea Eskimos. His interest in the Far North began while a student at Dartmouth canoeing through northern Canada. He has spent more than 30 years studying and publishing on arctic peoples and culture in northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, and Scandinavia.

Two current Dartmouth undergraduates have worked with Dr. Fitzhugh at the Smithsonian and in Newfoundland while on Stefansson Fellowships from the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center.
Smithsonian Institution, Arctic Centre

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