Aasivissuit – Nipisat: Inuit Hunting Ground between Ice and Sea

Jens Fog Jensen, Claus Andreasen, Paninnguaq Fleischer-Lyberth, Laust Løgstrup, Hans Holt Poulsen, Ólafur Rafnar Ólafson, Anne-Christine Løventoft-Jessen, Susan Barr, Morten Meldgaard

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Abstract

The Aasivissuit – Nipisat area is a unique cultural landscape in an artic setting. It lies at the heart of the largest ice-free area in Greenland which, in combination with the transitional coastal zone between the ‘open-water area’ and the high-arctic area of land-fast winter ice, has made it exceptional as a hunting ground for people through millennia. This long history is visible in the landscape in the form of the numerous ruins and traces left by the Arctic people. These include winter settlements with ruins of turf houses along the coast, inussuit
(cairns) and trails from the coast to the caribou hunting camps and the remarkable caribou drive systems in the interior.
Translated title of the contributionAasivissuit – Nipisat
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
Number of pages190
ISBN (Print)978-87-87519-86-1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

Keywords

  • World Heritage List
  • nomination

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