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  • proper n. The Paleo-Eskimo people who inhabited west-central Greenland circa 2500–800BC and who formed the Saqqaq culture.

Etymologies

From the Greenlandic Saqqaq, a settlement in the Qaasuitsup municipality of western Greenland, near which archæological excavations discovered remains of the eponymous Saqqaq culture. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Greenland has been inhabited for 4,500 years, settlers migrating from Asia via the Bering Straits and northwest Greenland in three main waves, known as the Saqqaq, Dorset and from 1000 BP, the Thule peoples.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • The Saqqaq were the earliest culture known to have settled in Greenland.

    ireland.com Breaking News

  • The hairs-found tangled around a whale bone comb-are the only known human remains from the earliest people to settle in Greenland, known as the Saqqaq culture.

    Mr. Barlow's Blog

  • The Greenlander belonged to a Paleo-Eskimo culture called the Saqqaq by archaeologists.

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • Saqqaq: an Inuit hunting community in the modern world.

    Candidate vulnerability case studies for climate change in the Arctic

  • Approximately 4,200 people inhabit Ilusissat (the third largest town in Greenland) the remaining population inhabits four villages: Ilimanaq, Oqaatsut, Qeqertaq and Saqqaq.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • He had a susceptibility to baldness and belonged to the Saqqaq culture, the first group of people known to have settled in Greenland.

    Medindia Health News

  • "The DNA from the frozen hair indicates the Saqqaq individual was closely related to people from Eastern Siberia," Professor Lambert said.

    Medindia Health News

  • His ancestors split apart from Chukchis some 5,500 years ago, according to genetic calculations, implying that the Saqqaq people's ancestors must have traveled across the northern edges of North America until they reached Greenland.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • Because the land bridge that once connected Siberia and Alaska had long since foundered, the Saqqaq people might have crossed to Alaska on the winter ice or could have used the boats on which they hunted fish and seals.

    post-gazette.com - News

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