The earliest Arctic settlements

An abandoned Arctic settlement, called Nunalek, has been uncovered in West Alaska...
13 September 2012

Interview with 

Kate Britton, University of Aberdeen


The Arctic Ocean


Kate Britton at the University of Aberdeen, has been investigating an abandoned Arctic settlement in West Alaska called Nunalek, which was active from 1350 to 1650 AD.

Britton and her colleagues found thousands of man-made artefacts from this abandoned settlement that were preserved in the permafrost.

Now because of climate change the permafrost is melting, releasing the settlement for archaeologists to study.


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