I came across this interesting article here: http://middlesavager...ry-geographies/
It tells how Eskimos would carve the shapes of coastlines onto driftwood. The advantages: They could feel the outlines in the dark, if the wood fell into water it would float and it would not fade over time. Clever chaps, those eskimos!
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Posted 28 April 2008 - 10:46 AM
It would interesting to take one of the coastline carvings and try and compare it to the modern coastline and see i fyou could spot any changes. My wife works at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in the U.S. and I know that they have several projects based on integrating both past and present Inuit knowledge with current remote sensing data. It's facinating stuff. Thanks for the link.
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