The project had the following objectives:
- to place Arctic field examples at the forefront of debates on animal domestication, human/animal co-evolution, and commensialism.
- to build a new model of human-animal relationships by categorising person and place in a new way, and open to understanding how these relations change, advance and retreat
- to critically apply a range of new analytical techniques in ethnography, the history of science, environmental archaeology, osteology and animal genetics to a range of new sites
- to build a strong, interdisciplinary research environment for young scholars.