Definition of Palaeo-Eskimo in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˌpalɪəʊˈɛskɪməʊ
, ˌpeɪ-/
(US Paleo-Eskimo)


  • A member of the earliest prehistoric Inuit people, inhabiting the Arctic from Greenland to Siberia.
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    • The park, found on the northern third of Ellesmere Island, encompasses the northern-most area ever occupied by people, namely Inuit ancestors known as the Palaeo-Eskimo.
    • Here they replaced the Palaeo-Eskimo with what might be termed Neo-Eskimo.
    • The tools used by these Early Palaeo-Eskimos include harpoons tipped with tiny stone end blades.


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  • Relating to the Palaeo-Eskimos.
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    • The origins of Early Palaeo-Eskimo culture were rooted in the Neolithic cultures of northeastern Siberia.
    • Palaeoeskimo occupation history on western Victoria Island in the Canadian Arctic is inferred on the basis of the abundance of dwelling features.

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