New evidence suggests Inuit knew yarn skills long before Viking contact | CBC News – drop your racism and new truths arise…

Source: New evidence suggests Inuit knew yarn skills long before Viking contact | CBC News

First, the yarn didn’t look like anything she’d seen in years of examining Norse fibres. Second, why would the people of the Arctic — highly skilled clothesmakers — need to learn such a basic technique from anyone else?

“The idea that you would have to learn to spin something from another culture was a bit ludicrous,” she said. “It’s a pretty intuitive thing to do.”