The study of past human activity, mainly through studying artefacts and structures left behind, and by revealing other evidence of past activities. The first systematic archaeological excavations in the Arctic were carried out by Therkel Mathiassen from 1921-1924, who studied sites in the Canadian Arctic.

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    Field Sites

    NAME AND OWNER The Western ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as

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    Field Sites

    STATION NAME AND OWNER Skálanes Nature and Heritage Center is an independent research station directed and owned by Ólafur Örn Pétursson. LOCATION Skálanes is located

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  • > Netherlands’ Arctic Station

    Field Sites

    STATION NAME AND OWNER The Netherlands ArcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic

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