Spirituality and the Seamstress: Birds in Ipiutak and Western Thule Lifeways at Deering, Alaska

  title={Spirituality and the Seamstress: Birds in Ipiutak and Western Thule Lifeways at Deering, Alaska},
  author={Anna C. Sloan},
  pages={35 - 59}
  • Anna C. Sloan
  • Published 1 February 2014
  • Sociology
Zooarchaeological data from sites 49-KTZ-299 and 49-KTZ-300 at Deering, Alaska, and ethnographic and oral historical information from Inupiat, Yupiit, Inuit, and other northern Indigenous communities are brought together to examine Ipiutak and Western Thule reliance on birds. Cut-mark, elemental-representation, and aging data from bird bones suggest that Ipiutak and Western Thule living at Deering between ca. AD 700 and 1200 utilized birds not only as food, but also as raw materials for making… 

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