Athropolis HOME   |   Maps   |   Arctic Links   |   Arctic Library
Click to go HOME
From our library of things you should know about the Arctic


Inuit History: 1000-3000 Years Ago...

There have been several periods in the development of Inuit culture. The first identified period is one archaeologists call Paleo-Eskimos (3000-5000 years ago). Over a 1000 years or so, they developed into the people called the Dorset.

The Dorset lived in the central and eastern Canadian Arctic until about 1000 years ago, and their tools and weapons changed to adapt to the harsh conditions and limited resources. Archaeologists have found ivory snow-knives and soapstone lamps, suggesting that they could build snow-houses and heat them with seal oil.

Painted wooden masks, miniature ivory carvings (Top), and faces carved on rocks (Right) tell us that the Dorset people were fine artists.

INUIT HISTORY:
Paleo-Eskimo Period: 3000-5000 years ago.
Dorset Period: 1000-3000 years ago.
Thule ("Toolee") Period: 300-1000 years ago.
Historical Period: Present-300 years ago.

MORE...
Inuit: Library and Links
Arctic: Library and Links
Arctic Animals: Library and Links
Archaeology Links


Double-click any unlinked word DICTIONARY: Just "double-click" any unlinked word on this page for the definition from Merriam-Webster's Student Electronic Dictionary at Word Central.
Arctic Library ARCTIC LIBRARY & GLOSSARY: Check this section for an index of the rest of the things you really need to know about the Arctic.
All sorts of Arctic Maps ARCTIC MAPS & WEATHER REPORTS: Maps of the Northwest Passage, explorers' routes, iceberg sources, Nunavut, the Arctic by treeline, temperature...
Links to related sites. ARCTIC LINKS: Even more information! Links to sites related to the Arctic and "Iceberg: the Story of the Throps and the Squallhoots".
A Guide to Arctic Sunrise and Sunset GUIDE TO ARCTIC SUNRISE & SUNSET: How much sunlight or darkness is there in the Arctic on each day of the year?

Search for more on this topic...from Athropolis!
Select the search engine (up to 4 at one time),
enter your request, and click "Search".
( Search Tips )

AltaVista    Google    Lycos    Yahoo
Icy Cold Jokes | Icy Games | E-mail | Athropolis HOME
Copyright 2005 Athropolis Productions Limited. The content of web sites that this site has links
to is the property of their respective owners, and Athropolis is not responsible for their content.