Genevieve LeMoine, Curator of the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, spent the summer of 2016 at Etah, Northwest Greenland, excavating Thule and Late Dorset archaeology sites. She and her collaborators hoped to uncover clues about what happened to the Dorset people who lived in the area around 1200 or 1300 AD. The rare multi-component site they investigated is in danger of being eroded by rising sea levels due to global warming. Dr. LeMoine, who posted updates on Twitter using a satellite messenger service, will talk about her team's discoveries and reflect on how fieldwork has changed one hundred years after Donald MacMillan was in the area trying to communicate with the world using an early radio.
Sponsored by the Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center.
Location: Visual Arts Center, Beam Classroom