Tag Archives: Inuit

Peopling the New World Arctic

All Paleo-Eskimos represent a single migration pulse from Siberia into the Americas, independent of the Neo-Eskimo Thule people (ancestors of modern-day Inuit) and the related extinct Sadlermiut population. The Siberian Birnirk people were likely cultural and genetic ancestors of modern-day Inuit. Continue reading

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Humans and reindeer

Humans have been interacting with reindeer for at least some 45,000 years and perhaps longer. There is some suggestion that not just Anatomically Modern Humans but that even Neanderthals – more than 60,000 years ago – hunted reindeer. Mass herding of reindeer dates back around 7,000 years but true domestication of reindeer is probably quite recent and no more than 2-3000 years old and probably took place as a consequence of many domestication events. Continue reading

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