On the Edge Emerging Scholars
Qimmit and Qamutiks: Tracing the Origins of Dog Sledding in the North American Arctic
The dog sled is one of the most iconic images in Canadian and Arctic history, yet its origins and evolution in North America are not well understood. Dog sleds have been an essential part of life for the Inuit peoples of the Arctic for hundreds of years and were instrumental in the exploration and early settlement of the Canadian interior and Arctic regions. University of Alberta PhD student Katherine Latham will discuss the history of dog sledding and how she is using archaeological evidence to investigate its origins and evolution in North America.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Strathcona Library
About the Presenter:
Katherine Latham is an archaeologist who specializes in the study of human-animal relationships with a focus on human-dog interactions. Her current research explores the emergence of dogsledding in the North American Arctic.