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Industrial heritage sites in Spitsbergen (Svalbard), South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula: Sources of historical information
LASHIPA; Arctic Centre (GIA), University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Philosophy and History, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science, Technology and Environment. (Resource Exctraction and Sustainable Arctic Communities)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6461-7734
2016 (English)In: Polar Science, ISSN 1873-9652, E-ISSN 1876-4428Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Industrial heritage sites in Polar Regions are very important as sources of historical information. Togetherwith archival documents this information gives us the possibility to complete the picture of theexploitation of natural resources in those regions. Thirty years of historical-archaeological field researchat whaling and mining sites in Spitsbergen (Svalbard), South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula hasshown that these sites can provide unique evidence about the driving forces behind industrial development,the design of industrial technology, the structure of the settlements, strategies to control naturalresources and achieve political influence, and the impact of resource extraction on the local environment.In this article we will give examples of the results of our research at these sites.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016.
Keyword [en]
Arctic, Antarctic, Natural Resources, Industrial Archeology, Geopolitics
National Category
History and Archaeology
Research subject
History of Science, Technology and Environment
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189012DOI: 10.1016/j.polar.2016.06.005OAI: diva2:942684
LASHIPA project
Swedish Research Council

QC 20160713

Available from: 2016-06-26 Created: 2016-06-26 Last updated: 2016-07-13Bibliographically approved

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