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Melting Away: Arctic Cultural Heritage at Risk
February 7, 2017 - April 23, 2017
Hubbard Hall foyer
John Darwent, Erosion at Iita, Northwest Greenland, July 24, 2016. Courtesy of the Inglefield Land Archaeology Project.
Archaeologists working across the north are scrambling to document, salvage, and if possible, protect important historic and prehistoric sites threatened by retreating permafrost and increasing coastal erosion due to rising temperatures. Photographs contributed by researchers working in Alaska, Canada, and Greenland document the extent and urgency of this critical issue.