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Pauline Knudsen


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Archaeologist, self-employed adviser in cultural research management, cultural heritage in general, museum conservation and in al museum matters, also lecturer in archaeology and Inuit anthropology.

2007: Master degree in archeology from University of Tromsoe, Norway
2002: Bachelor degree in Social and Cultural History from Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland
1993 Bachelor degree in museum conservation from School of Conservation, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation

18 years of employment in museums, including
9 in the Greenland National Museum,
5 years in Sisimiut Museum and
3 in Upernavik Museum.

Since 2009 external lecturer in Arctic Archeology and Inuit Life Conceptions for undergraduate students in Ilisimatusarfik, University of Greenland.
Experience Greenland National Museum include: Management of cultural heritage sites, archaeological surveys and excavations, research on climate endangered cultural monuments, exhibition and organizing archaeological fieldwork and schools, film production, experimental archaeology and international cooperation within the cultural heritage area. Have also served as deputy manager for 2 years.

Born in Upernavik in 1960 and have lived in several cities in the west coast. Now based in Nuuk.


Matthew Walls, Pauline Knudsen, and Frederik Larsen

2016 The Morris Bay Kayak: Analysis and Implications for Inughuit Subsistence in the Pikialarsorsuaq Region. Arctic Anthropology. Pp. 1-21

Matthew Walls, Pauline Knudsen, and Frederik Larsen
2016 1800-kkut sioqqullugit Inughuit inuussutissarsiornerat: Washington Landimi, nunatta kitaata avannaani nassaat itsarnitsat naliliiffigeqqinneqarneri. Atuagassiaq Kalaaleq nr. 1 -4

Matthew Walls, Pauline Knudsen, and Frederik Larsen
2015 Inughuit Open Water Hunting Before the Nineteen Century: New Dates and Questions From Washington Land, Northwest Greenland. American Antiquity 80(3), 2015, pp. 602–609
Knudsen, P., Christian K. Madsen, Peter A. Toft, Henning Matthiesen, Jørgen Hollesen, Aart Kroon, Anders B. Møller, Mikkel W. Pedersen, Morten Allentoft, Morten Meldgaard, Ann E. Lennert, Paul Ledger, Kirstine Møller, Pipaluk Lynge.
2014 Fieldreport for the pilot project “People of All Times “. Greenland National Museum and Archives. 383 pages.

Knudsen, P.
2013 Report on an archaeological survey performed for Hudson Resources in area between Eqalummiut and Angujaartorfik, West Greenland, June 18th – July 4th 2012. Greenland National Museum & Archives. 91 pages.

Appelt, M., Møhl, J., Knudsen,P., Sørensen, M. and Wolff-Jensen, A.
2012 Forsøg, formidling og rekonstruktion af Palæoeskimoisk teknologi ved Nationalmuseet I Nuuk, 2011. Grønlands Nationalmuseum. 39 pages.

Project and grants

2015 - 2016 Production of the film: “Angujaartorfiup Nunaa”, about historic and prehistoric use of a special Caribou hunting area in West Greenland in collaboration with Anne Tømmervåg and Kerstin Pasda.

2012 - 2013 Participation in REMAINS pilot project in the Nuuk area,
VELUX foundation and Commission for scientific Research in Greenland

Grant from the Nordic Culture Fund, Nordplus for arranging
an archaeological field school in Greenland

2011 - 2012 Grant Commission for scientific Research in Greenland for the project: The First People of Greenland – Experimental archaeology, reconstruction of Preinuit technology and outreach.

2010 -2012 Production of the exhibition:
Ancient People – the Preinuit cultures of Greenland