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Unlike China or Egypt, Greenland isn’t exactly known for its archaeology, but it does have some of the best-preserved evidence of human occupation in the arctic, with some sites like Qajaa (seen above) dating back thousands of years. Unlike grand monumental features, with portraits and carvings, these sites often feature settlements and garbage heaps. They’re not as pretty as more elaborate sites, perhaps, but are still incredibly valuable sources of information for archeologists, containing details about diet, environment, and culture of the people who lived there before.

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