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The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of Northern Eurasia

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The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of Northern Eurasia is a history and description of bark and skin boat traditions of the native peoples of Scandinavia and northern Russia. The history of northern peoples and cultures is inextricably linked to the technology of water transport. This is particularly true in northern Eurasia, where lakes and rivers can connect when overland summer travel is restricted by thick forests or bogs. For thousands of years, native peoples used a variety of bark and skin boats for fishing, hunting, trading, making war, and migrating. The Eurasian peoples, responding to their geography, climate, and environment, learned to construct--and perfect--small watercraft made from dug-out logs or the bark of birch, aspen, larch, and other trees, each variety crafted for its special use and environment. The text describes the design, construction, and uses of skin and bark boats for thirty-five traditional cultures ranging from northern Scandinavia to the Russian Far East, from the Bering Strait to northern China, and from South Siberia to the Arctic Ocean. Regional chapters use evidence from archaeology, historical illustrations and maps, and extensive documentation from ethnography and historical literature to reveal how differences in cultural traditions, historical relationships, climate, and geography have influenced the development and spread of watercraft before the introduction of modern planked boats. This definitive volume is richly illustrated with historical photographs and drawings, first-person explorer accounts from the 16th-19th centuries, and information on traditional bark and skin preparation, wood-bending, and other construction techniques. The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of Northern Eurasia presents a first-ever overview of northern Eurasian boating traditions and serves as the companion to Charles Adney's and Howard Chapelle's classic, The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America (1964).

A History of Humanity

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Analyzes both the social and biological evolution of humans, from the spoken language to today's institutions.

The Sea craft of Prehistory

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The nautical dimension of prehistory has not so far received the attention it deserves. It is also too often assumed that early man was land bound, yet this is demonstrably not the case. Recent research has shown that man travelled and tracked over greater distances and at a much earlier date than has previously been thought possible. Some of these facts can be explained only by man's mastery of water transport from earliest times. This book, by an acknowledged expert on prehistoric sea-craft, examines these problems looking at the new archaeological information in the light of the author's nautical knowledge. The result is a detailed account of man's use of inland and ocean-going craft from earliest times until the dawn of recorded history. All forms of evidence are critically assessed, from the vessels of Ancient Egypt to the Chinese junk, to present of comprehensive picture of the vessels men have built through the ages, and of the variety of ways in which they have been used.

Anthropological Journal of Canada

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The Eyak Indians of the Copper River Delta Alaska

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Results of an archeological and ethnographical expedition to Prince William Sound in the summer of 1933.

A Contextual Study of the Caribou Eskimo Kayak

Author : Eugene Yuji Arima
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Study of the kayak as part of the total cultural system.

Dossier

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Kamchadal Culture and Its Relationships in the Old and New Worlds

Author : Chester S. Chard
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Proceedings Pacific Science Congress

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Vols. for 1st-9th congresses include full proceedings; for 10th, partial proceedings; for 11th, abstracts of papers only. Selected papers of individual symposia of the congresses published separately and in various journals.

Collier s Encyclopedia

Author : Frank Webster Price
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Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections

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Collier s Encyclopedia

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Prairies and taiga

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Anthropology of the North

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Canoes and Kayaks of Western America

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The Encyclopedia of Religion

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A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.

The New Encyclop dia Britannica Macrop dia

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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific

Author : Colin McEvedy
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Outlines the history of the Pacific Ocean and the lands around it prehistoric times to the present

History of Humanity

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Encyclop dia Britannica

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