Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Point-Hope-in-Alaska-27MZIFVAVWKE.htmlConceptually similarGraveyard in Point Hope in AlaskaGP04BQSCompleted★★★★Unloading Groceries in AlaskaGP04BGLCompleted★★★★Whale Carcass in AlaskaGP04BPICompleted★★★★Whale Carcass in AlaskaGP04BPWCompleted★★★★Whale Carcass in AlaskaGP04BPYCompleted★★★★Ancient Graves in AlaskaGP04BQVCompleted★★★★Ancient Graves in AlaskaGP04BR5Completed★★★★Aurora over Whale Bone in AlaskaGP04B2TCompleted★★★★Aurora over Whale Bone in AlaskaGP04B49Completed★★★★★★View AllGP04BR1Point Hope in AlaskaFor millennia Point Hope has been an advantageous promontory for the Inupiat subsistence bowhead whale hunters, who catch the whale as it migrates along Alaska's northern coast. Ancient tools, harpoons made of ivory and spiritual masks have all been discovered on the peninsula. Archaeological excavations have shown people have lived on the point for over 2,000 years, making Point Hope one of the oldest continually inhabited sites in North America.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Point Hope-United States of AmericaDate:13 Sep, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:5048px X 3365pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (email@example.com) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Aerial view-Beauty-Coastal features-Coastlines-Copy space-Day-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Nature-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Seas-WaterShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.