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Living in Greenland: sheep, glaciers and seals

Discovering Greenland, from yesterday to today

Living in Greenland... Contrary to popular belief, the vast, frozen expanses of the largest island in the world are populated by more than 56,000 people, mostly Inuit. How do people live today in the face of global warming? How did their paleo-Eskimo ancestors survive? How did they adapt to their environment and the Arctic climate? When did the first Europeans arrive and how did they develop agriculture? These are the questions that researchers from the chrono-environment laboratory have been trying to answer since 2006. The sedimentary archives, and more particularly lacustrine sediments, as well as archaeological and anthropological data, allow them to reconstruct past and present lifestyles and especially solutions. in terms of adaptation, which populations have developed over time.
From the Inuit hunters of seals and mergules on the east coast to the vikings of sheep farmers in the south, from the medieval climatic optimum, to the ice age and the current warming, this conference offers an overview of the interactions between the man, the environment and the climate during the last millennium.

Living in Greenland: sheep, glaciers and seals
Little Kursaal, Besançon
December 12, 2018, 6 pm
Free admission
General public

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