Inari Nukkumajoki 5, the Excavated History of a Sámi Winter Village
The excavation at Inari Nukkumajoki 5 was carried out in 2007 as part of the fieldwork of the project Home, Hearth and Household in the Circumpolar North (HHH). The main results of the excavation supported the earlier results of fieldwork at Nukkumajoki 2 in 1978–1985. The settlement is dated to the end of the 16th and the beginning of the 17th century. The main exploited animal at the site was reindeer that had been hunted but also domesticated on a minor scale. This study introduces an alternative interpretation to the discussion on the motivation of locations and the character of the sites at Nukkumajoki.