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Robert E. Peary and the Cape York Meteorites

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Abstract:

This paper recounts the saga of three meteorites that fell in the Cape York area of northern Greenland 1,000 to 10,000 years ago in a large meteorite shower. At some point in time, a group of Inuit settled about 35 miles away and used the iron in the meteorites to fashion tools. A little over 100 years ago, Robert E. Peary transported the meteorites to New York City. Josephine Peary, his wife, sold the meteorites in 1909 to the American Museum of Natural History, where they remain to this day.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2002-01-01

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