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Genetic and Microscopic Analysis of Human Dental Calculus from Swift Water Place

Chapter Title

Genetic and Microscopic Analysis of Human Dental Calculus from Swift Water Place

Book Title

Life at Swift Water Place: Northwest Alaska at the Threshold of European Contact

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Doug D. Anderson and Wanni W. Anderson

Description

Full Book Description: This is a multidisciplinary study of the early contact period of Alaskan Native history that follows a major hunting and fishing Inupiaq group at a time of momentous change in their lifeways. The Amilgaqtau yaagmiut were the most powerful group in the Kobuk River area. But their status was forever transformed thanks to two major factors. They faced a food shortage prompted by the decline in caribou, one of their major foods. This was also the time when European and Asian trade items were first introduced into their traditional society. The first trade items to arrive, a decade ahead of the Europeans themselves, were glass beads and pieces of metal that the Inupiat expertly incorporated into their traditional implements. This book integrates ethnohistoric, bio-anthropological, archaeological, and oral historical analyses.

ISBN

9781602233683

Publication Date

6-2019

Publisher

University of Alaska Press

Disciplines

Anthropology | Biological and Physical Anthropology | Biology | Life Sciences

ORCID ID

0000-0003-4540-7106

ResearcherID

D-1147-2018

Genetic and Microscopic Analysis of Human Dental Calculus from Swift Water Place

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