Nunalleq: The Yupiit and the Arctic World
An exhibition of objects discovered at the Nunalleq site in Quinhagak, Alaska, between 2009 and 2012 is currently on display at King’s Museum, University of Aberdeen
About the exhibition
The Inuit/Eskimo live in a homeland that extends over 6,000 miles of Arctic North America. They have shared ancient cultural origins that date back at least 5,000 years, a common language family and the unique technology and traditional knowledge needed to thrive in the Arctic.
The Nunalleq village site was occupied between AD c1300–1650. Although the Yup’ik culture area is nearly the size of Great Britain, its archaeological record has remained poorly understood until now.
The archaeological items shown here were excavated at the Nunalleq site in Quinhagak, Alaska between 2009 and 2012. Now on display at King’s Museum at the University of Aberdeen, the pieces are being exhibited for the first time since their discovery, alongside non-archaeological items from the university’s collections, most of which are over 100 years old.
Nunalleq: The Yupiit and the Arctic World is now on display at King’s Museum, University of Aberdeen. Find out more at the museum's website