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Environmental Encounters: Woolly Mammoth, Indigenous Communities and Metropolitan Scientists in the Soviet Arctic
Philosophy and History, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Environment. Department of Siberian Ethnography, Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (Kunstkamera), Universitetskaya nab. 3, 199034 Saint Petersburg, Russia.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3782-9296
2019 (English)In: Polar Record, ISSN 0032-2474, E-ISSN 1475-3057Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The article investigates how in the Soviet Arctic researchers and indigenous communities searched and understood the mammoth before and during the Cold War. Based on a vast number of published and unpublished sources as well as interviews with scholars and reindeer herders, this article demonstrates that the mammoth as a paleontological find fusing together features of extinct and extant species, plays an in-between role among various environmental epistemologies. The author refers to moments of interactions among these different actors as “environmental encounters,” which comprise and engagement with the physical, political, social and cultural environments of the Arctic. These encounters shape the temporal stabilisations of knowledge which enable the mammoth to live its post-extinct life. The article combines approaches from environmental history and anthropology, history of science and indigenous studies showing the social vitality of a “fossil object”.

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Cambridge University Press, 2019.
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mammoth, environmental encounters, extinct/extant, in-betweenness, Soviet Arctic
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-259925DOI: 10.1017/S0032247419000299Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85072210527OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-259925DiVA, id: diva2:1353729
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