All posts tagged: Siberia

Siberia, Rane Willerslev, nationalmuseet, moesgaard museum, anthropology, yukagihr, winter

Getting ready for the Siberian cold

After a rather mild and wet winter, Denmark is gearing up for a couple of cold weeks. In the weather forecasts we have heard about a ‘Siberian wind’ coming from the East, bringing with it snow and freezing cold temperatures. To prepare ourselves, we have […]

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moesgaard museum, de etnografiske samlinger, ethnography, collections, museum, aarhus, denmark, gihr gihr, siberia, chukchi

Gihr-Gihr – Siberia

This week, we are proud to present another guest blogger: Jeanette Lykkegård, PhD Scholar at the Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University. We asked Jeanette to share an experience from her time in Siberia, and she sent us this fascinating story:  The Life of a Gihr-Gihr. On a […]

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siberia, yukagir, rane willerslev, moesgaard museum, de etnografiske samlinger, ethnography, collections, museum, aarhus, denmark, shaman

Yukagir Spirit Figure – Siberia, Russia

Looking at this figure, what creature would you think it represents? Man? Animal? Both? Collected in 1999 by Rane Willerslev, during his fieldwork in the blistering cold of Siberia, this figure tells the story of an important link in the complex process of the Yukagir hunters’ preparation for killing […]

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