Saturday, December 18, 2010

Inuit meets Norse

Fellow An Droichead member Catherine Crowe sent me a link to the work of Abraham Anghik Ruben.

This is an interesting viewpoint on the possible interface between what would have been the Thule culture and the Norse in the high arctic, in the centuries after the founding of the (south) Greenland Norse colonies. The Thule themselves were 'invaders', travelling from the west from Siberia across the high arctic (displacing the resident Dorset culture) See an earlier posting : Thule versus Norse

Abraham Anghik Ruben documents a series he calls : Inuit-Norse 930 to 1400 AD

Iceland 900AD, 2006
Brown Soapstone

Hunter and Seamstress II, 2006

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