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Speaker Series - Stories from the Snow - High Alpine Hunting Histories

7 pm
Calgary Central Public Library

Speakers: Kelsey Pennanen and Christian Thomas

Over the past several decades melting perennial snow patches in southern Yukon have revealed a plethora of hunting artifacts and activities. Recent investigations into artifact recoveries as well as the use of digital aerial recording technologies have revealed new insights into how these landscapes were used and managed through time. A visually-captivating and exciting landscape facing immense changes, high-alpine resource patches have remained a constant in the repertoire for hunting practices. This talk will discuss new interpretations of old traditions based on insights revealed through conversations with Indigenous hunters, artifacts and ecofacts recovered melting from the ice, and applications of digital recording technologies in remote landscapes.