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2012-07-11 13:34:05

Scientists have found that Native American populations – from Canada to the southern tip of Chile – arose from at least three migrations, with the majority descended entirely from a single group of First American migrants that crossed over through Beringia, a land bridge between Asia and America that existed during the ice ages, more than 15,000 years ago. By studying variations in Native American DNA sequences, the international team found that while most of the Native...

Cast Bronze Buckle Found In An Ancient Eskimo Dwelling
2011-11-15 06:25:40

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder have discovered the first cast prehistoric bronze artifact found in an ancient Eskimo dwelling. The researchers believe the object to have been made in East Asia. The function of the object has scientists puzzled. The Eskimos could have used the object to clasp on their clothing or may have been worn by a shaman in religious practices. The object contains two parts, a rectangular bar connected to a broken circular ring. The object is 2...

2009-07-31 18:12:50

The U.S. Census Bureau suggests it plans to begin its head count next year in a remote Alaskan village with a population of 640 or so -- but who's counting? The Census Bureau let the name of Noorvik, an Inupiat Eskimo village on the Kobuk River, slip out Thursday in Anchorage, the Anchorage Daily News reported. While Deputy Regional Director Mike Burns said after the presentation the village is not necessarily the final selection, officials suggested during the presentation that it is. The...

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2006-06-20 07:35:00

By Daisuke Wakabayashi BARROW, Alaska -- As mayor of Alaska's oil-rich North Slope Borough, Edward Itta understands that developing the region's energy resources can pay for better schools and much-needed infrastructure improvements. But Itta also sees how greed for oil money can break down local Inupiat Eskimo culture and traditions that date back thousands of years and lead to drug use and other ills found in a modern society. Having to walk a fine line to balance those two forces, the...

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2006-06-09 09:00:00

By Daisuke Wakabayashi BARROW, Alaska -- At the Apugauti ceremony to celebrate the capture of a bowhead whale during the spring, the men and women of the Patkotak whaling crew serve the traditional nigliq soup made with harvested geese, rice, onions and flavored with curry powder. The salty rich broth and mikigaq -- whale meat and blubber fermented in blood -- represent the traditional menu for the ceremony and are delicacies of the Inupiat Eskimo subsistence diet which relies heavily on...


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2007-10-24 16:22:33

The Eskimo Curlew or Northern Curlew (Numenius borealis), is a medium-sized New World shorebird and is thought to be extinct. At one time, the Eskimo Curlew may have been one of the most numerous shorebirds in North America with a population in the millions. As many as 2 million birds per year were killed near the end of the 19th century. The last confirmed sightings were on Galveston Island, Texas in 1962 (photographed) and on Barbados in 1963 (captured specimen). Although believed to be...

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