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After several years of planning, the ASC is proud to launch its own publication series. Titled Contributions to Circumpolar Anthropology, the series demonstrates the growing role of the ASC as an established center of circumpolar scholarship as well as its accumulation of resources and publication experience. The initiation of the ASC series fulfills a long-standing need to present the results of research and outreach activities to broad academic and local northern audiences in a timely manner. We invite your support of this important ASC program by purchasing and helping to publicize the series, which we hope will become self-sustaining in the near future.

 
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Contributions to Circumpolar Anthropology Number 9
Faces We Remember/Neqamiqegkaput
By Igor Krupnik and Vera Oovi Kaneshiro
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The 196-page B&W catalog has over 140 historical images from NMAI has been produced under the editorship of Igor Krupnik, staff curator at the Arctic Studies Center and Vera Oovi Kaneshiro, Yupik educator from St. Lawrence Island, Alaska, now living in Anchorage. The catalog features photographs of people from St. Lawrence Island taken by dental surgeon Leuman M. Waugh in 1929 and 1930, while on detail with the USCGS Northland. It is an outcome of a joint ASC-NMAI project initiated in 2002; Stephen Loring and Lars Krutak (then at NMAI) also contributed to the catalog, as well as research partners from St. Lawrence Island, Willis Walunga, Vera Mertcalf, Ralph Apatiki and many more. Over 100 photos, most of them originally unmarked and without captions, are now accompanied by stories and comments by today’s Yupik elders, recorded in 2002-2007, that speak about people and activities featured on the images.

The book was produced by the ASC in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

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Contributions to Circumpolar Anthropology Number 8
Lapps and Labyrinths: Saami Prehistory, Colonization and Cultural Resilience
By Noel D. Broadbent with contributions by Jan Stora

Lapps and Labyrinths is a detailed analysis of Saami prehistory from 5000 B.C. to A.D 1500 along 500 kilometers of the Bothnian coast in northern Sweden. The Saami were highly specialized seal hunters who also practiced animal husbandry, farming and metallurgy in ways analogous to the Norse. In early fourteenth century they were assimilated by the Swedish state, Christianized and driven inland where many later became nomadic reindeer herders. Their land-uses place-names, technologies and spiritual ideas have strongly impacted north Swedish society and left in indelible, and yet little appreciated, imprint on Nordic culture.

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book coverContributions to Circumpolar Anthropology Number 7
Towards an Archaeology of the Nain Region, Labrador
By Bryan C. Hood. Edited by W. Fitzhugh.
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Byran’s Hood’s monograph, “Toward an Archaeology of the Nain Region, Labrador” reports on research on Maritime Archaic, Pre-Dorset, Dorset and Labrador Inuit sites carried out in the 1980s-90s. The focus is on analysis of the Nukususutok-5 Maritime Archaic site collections and settlement data using K-means, correspondence, and other methods. Bryan’s model study is the most extensive contribution to Northern Labrador culture history and will be of interest to a wide audience for its

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book coverContributions to Circumpolar Anthropology Number 6:
Northern Ethnographic Landscapes: Perspectives from Circumpolar Nations
Edited by Ignor Krupnik, Rachel Mason, and Tonia Horton.
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The Arctic Studies Center has been pleased to collaborate with the National Park Service's Alaska Office in this effort to conduct a published study a by bringing together a body of new knowledge and practice in the field of heritage preservation. The inclusion of ethnographic and cultural landscapes concept "ethnographic landscapes" as valuable elements of national heritage conservation provides an important new opportunity for recognizing the contributions of culture, ethnography, an the traditions of indigenous arctic residents; it also provides an important perspective for understanding cultural similarities and differences around the globe.

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book coverContributions to Circumpolar Anthropology Number 5
Taymyr, the Archaeology of Northenmost Eurasia.
By LP Khlobystin. Edited by V. Pituko and W. Fitzhugh.

The archaeology of the Russian High Arctic is the least known of any circumpolar region. This publication of Leonid P. Khlobystin's doctoral dissertation, with new introductory and bibliographic materials, provides English-reading access to the only synthesis of one of the world's most inaccessible and challenging environments – Taymyr, a land that before the 1970s was completely unknown to archaeologists.

Khlobystin's brilliant synthesis of this region grew from a series of archaeological campaigns that established the basic chronology and cultural framework for human occupations from Late Paleolithic times to the establishment of modern ethnic groups. In chapters dealing with paleoenvironment and climatic sequences, Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze, Iron Age, and Medieval Periods, Khlobystin lays out a culture history developed from scores of hard-won excavations. More than simply describing historical sequences, Khlobystin grapples with questions of environmental constraint, cultural marginalism and frontiers, external influences, cultural affiliations, migrations and contact.

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book coverContributions to Circumpolar Anthropology Number 4:
Constructing Cultures Then and Now:
Celebrating Franz Boas and the Jesup North Pacific Expedition.
Edited by Laurel Kendall and Igor Krupnik.
Washington D.C.: ASC 2003
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This volume examines the living legacy of the American Museum of Natural History's Jesup North Pacific Expedition (189-1902) and the work of Dr. Franz Boas, the founding father of American anthropology. The Jesup Expedition, as orchestrated by Boas, was a research project of such scientific importance and geographical scope that some regard it as the most ambitious venture in the history of American Anthropology. The expedition set out to investigate the cultural and biological links between indigenous peoples living in both the Old and the New World-in order to prove that the first Americans had once crossed over to North America from Asia. During a span of more than five years the expedition field crews studied, recorded and collected from several Native nations across the Greater North Pacific Region, focusing on a huge area extending like a giant arc from the Norhtwest Coast of North America to the Bering Strait and along the Pacific Coast of Siberia to the cultural borderlands of China, Korea and Japan. The chapters in this volume began as papers given at a conference held at the American Museum of Natural History in 1997 to mark the Jesup North Pacific Expedition's Centenary. 364 pages.

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book coverContributions to Circumpolar Anthropology Number 3:
Akuzilleput Igaqullghet. Our Words Put to Paper. Sourcebook in St. Lawrence Island Yupik Heritage and History.
Edited by Igor Krupnik, Willis Walunga and Vera Metcalf and compiled by Igor Krupnik and Lars Krutak.
Washington D.C.: ASC, 2002.

The 464-page volume is the product of a three-year research and outreach project sponsored by a National Science Foundation grant. A sourcebook of Yupik heritage and history, Our Words Put to Paper converts old documentary records, historical photographs and written knowledge, once collected for scientific or other purposes and stored away in distant libraries, archives and field notes, into a community resource. The book is illustrated with more than 100 historical photographs from the Smithsonian's National Anthropological Archives; Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks; Anchorage Museum of History and Art, and some other collections. Over 80 copies have been circulated within the St. Lawrence Island Yupik communities, and donated to libraries, cultural agencies, native institutions and museums in Alaska and elsewhere.

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book coverContributions to Circumpolar Anthropology Number 2:
Honoring Our Elders: The History of Eastern Arctic Archaeology
Edited by William W. Fitzhugh, Stephen Loring, and Daniel Odess
Washington D.C.: ASC, 2001.

In 1993 , as arctic archaeology became an established academic subject in colleges and universities, practitioners came together at Dartmouth College to tell the stories of the pioneers in arctic archaeology – Elmer Harp, Guy Mary-Rousselière, Frederica De Laguna, Graham Rowley, and others – as well as to examine the current state of arctic archaeological research. This multi-authored volume presents the proceeds of that meeting in honor of those archaeological elders, and as a tool to assess future directions. It is illustrated with over 150 maps and photographs.

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Please take a look at the work of one of the contributing authors to this volume at: www.tukilik.org

 

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book coverContributions to Circumpolar Anthropology Number 1:
Gateways: Exploring the Legacy of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, 1897-1902.
Edited by Igor Krupnik and William W. Fitzhugh.
Washington D.C.: ASC, 2001.

Gateways: Exploring the Legacy of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition, 1897-1902 was published as the first in the Arctic Studies Center's Contribution to Circumpolar Anthropology series. The publication honors anthropology's most prominent founding father, Franz Boas, and his first major project, the Jesup Expedition. The book includes chapters on the history of the Jesup Expedition, profiles of the participants and a discussion of unpublished and archival resources that are otherwise unknown.

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