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Explorers Club: Indigenous Peoples and the Norse in Arctic Canada

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Public Lecture Series with Dr. Patricia Sutherland

A Meeting of Northern Worlds: Indigenous Peoples and the Norse in Arctic Canada

Recently identified archaeological finds from Canada’s eastern Arctic provide new evidence of a little known chapter in North American history. Artefacts resembling those used by Europeans of the Viking and Medieval periods have been recognized in several archaeological collections from Baffin Island and the adjacent regions of northern Labrador.

These collections are from site locations occupied by the Dorset culture Palaeo-Eskimos, a distinct population that inhabited Arctic Canada before the arrival of ancestral Inuit from their Alaskan homeland. Investigations undertaken as part of the Helluland Archaeological Project have also yielded other lines of evidence which suggest that the Norse, who had founded colonies in southwest Greenland, may have had a significant presence in Arctic Canada. Interactions with the Dorset culture people during the centuries around 1000 A.D. appear to have been more frequent, more widespread and more complex than has previously been believed. Relations between the Norse and the early Inuit were likely more sporadic and opportunistic.

Ticket price includes Cocktail Reception, Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres and the Lecture

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6:00 pm Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm Lecture

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