Prehistoric Eskimo whaling in the Arctic: Slaughter of calves or fortuitous ecology?

Krupnik, Igor I.; Kan, Sergei
January 1993
Arctic Anthropology;1993, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Investigates a whaling phenomenon prevalent among prehistoric Eskimos in the Siberian Arctic, the Canadian Arctic and the Chukchi Peninsula in Siberia. Proposal that the extermination of calves was a combination of pragmatism and strategy; Similarity of Eskimo whaling and bone utilization to practices of Upper Paleolithic mammoth hunters of the Central Russian Plain and Southern Siberia.


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