The Mackenzie Inuit Winter House

Charles D. Arnold, Elisa J. Hart

Abstract


The Inuit of the Mackenzie Delta area who called themselves "Siglit", built winter homes not out of snow, but of driftwood, and in villages which they occupied annually. This article discusses the earliest historical record of Siglit architecture and building techniques including ventilation and insulation.

Keywords


Archaeology; Design and construction; Heating; Houses; Insulating materials; Mackenzie Eskimos; Mackenzie Delta, N.W.T.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.14430/arctic1393

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