Greenland Norse and The Inuit
Max Levasseur and Peter Windas
Women In The Inuit/ Greenland Norse
Geography in The Inuit/ Greenland Norse
The Inuit had a very similar situation. They too, lived on a very cold, barren piece of land, with intense winds helping hunters by creating surface patterns. With only 3 months of light a year, this made them have to travel from their homeland.
Technology in The Inuit/ Greenland Norse
Inuit: Unlike the Norse, the Inuits were a little more technologically advanced by living off the land. One way that they did this was, they were very specialized in whale hunting, for this skill the Inuit used weapons like spears and harpoons made of iron which was very rare to find in the Arctic. Another thing that the Inuit invented to help them thrive was a small boat with the name, umiaqs, these boats were small enough to get through ice canals but, they were big enough to hold multiple people and whale hunt. To add, if they were able to catch an animal like, the whale, they would cut the fat (or blubber) off of it and would put them in gasoline lanterns and fires to help them keep warm. Another thing that the Inuit invented to help them thrive in the Arctic was, the women help sew clothing out of any type of animal skin. The type of skin that they used was, caribou, seal, whale, and polar bear. They did this because, all of these animals are able to live in the Arctic which, is one of the hardest places to live.
Political- Did They Even Fall? (To sum it all up)
"Collapse by Jared Diamond." Collapse by Jared Diamond. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2014.
"Collapse by Jared Diamond." Collapse by Jared Diamond. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2014. Skeptical: Website created by 30 year old I.T. guy. I'm kind of weirded out by the way he quoted Diamond - content was very useful though.