Climate and currents shaped Japan's hunter-gatherer cultures

The island prefecture of Hokkaidō, Japan's second-largest island, has a rich cultural history of hunter-gatherers both on land and at sea. Over thousands of years through the Holocene and into the 19th century, the prevalence ...

How forgotten species go extinct twice

"Species go extinct twice—one time when the last individual stops breathing, and a second time when the collective memory about the species disappears."—adapted from a quotation attributed to both Banksy and Irvin Yalom

Svalbard's Arctic heritage is threatened by climate change

Cultural heritage sites are irreplaceable sources of historical information, providing insight into the social, religious, and economic life of our ancestors. They are important markers of identity, and constitute attractions ...

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