Inuit Odyssey

Inuit Odyssey follows Canadian Arctic anthropologist Niobe Thompson on a visually stunning journey across the North to trace the origins of the modern Inuit. In a circumpolar expedition stretching from the ancient hearth of Thule culture in Siberia, to the high Arctic home of the gentle Dorset people, and to the final battleground of the Thule and the Norse in Greenland, Inuit Odyssey explores the mysteries of the Thule conquest of the Arctic. Thompson makes some startling new scientific discoveries along the way and challenges our stereotypes of the “peaceful Eskimo.”

Drawing on research from Russia, Canada and Denmark, Thompson advances a new solution to the mystery of Greenland’s lost Norse colonies, shedding new light on the first meeting of Asiatic and European settlers in the New World.

Award: Best Popular Science & Technology Program, Banff World Television Awards
Article # : WOF-08-11
Production year(s) : 2008
Duration : 00:44:16
Age : 14+
Show : The Nature of Things
Closed captioning: Not available
Categories : Aboriginal Studies
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