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Secrets from the Ice

This screening took place on
Friday, February 9, 2018 at 12:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Bodies, bones and hunting tools: all over the world the climate is changing and ancient ice patches are melting out incredible discoveries: not just the bodies of doomed climbers and the wreckage of lost airplanes, but a lost and ancient chapter of mankind’s story. Up in the coastal mountains of Norway, wooden hunting weapons and forgotten pieces of clothing, dating back thousands of years, evidence of industrial level reindeer hunts to feed the Viking voyagers. And in the Yukon, weapons, bones and the preserved body of a man, centuries old, complete with his clothing and his personal possessions. A mystery is emerging of out the Yukon ice: human hunting tools hidden for as long as 9,000 years have started to melt out. And each new find is another piece to the puzzle of who these people were. This documentary was produced for CBC’s The Nature of Things. The international version will be presented. Director Andrew Gregg and many people who appear in the film, ice-patch archaeologists and members of the Kluane, Carcross Tagish and Champagne and Aishihik First Nations will be in attendace.
  • Directed by Andrew Gregg
  • 2017, Ontario
  • 53 minutes

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