About the Book
Drawing on the expertise of archaeologists, Aboriginal elders, biologists, geologists and educators, the NWT Ice Patch Study is a collaborative effort to learn and share knowledge about the human and environmental history of the Northwest Territories by investigating permanent ice patches in the Mackenzie Mountains. More than mere lenses of ice, ice patches are frozen repositories of well-preserved archaeological artifacts and biological specimens. As illustrated in the pages of this book, truly exceptional archaeological artifacts are emerging from the ice as these features, which have persisted for nearly 5000 years, are increasingly under pressure from warming climates.
The book is geared for high school students and contains sections on science camps held in the Mackenzie Mountains as well as material on Shuhtaot'ine (Mountain Dene) traditional knowledge and land use.