Following the Even reindeer herders in the North (Arctic) of Yakutia, Siberia/Russia

The North Verkhoyansk mountains, Yakutia, Siberia/Russia

Reindeer herders in the North Verkhoyansk mountains, Yakutia, Siberia/Russia

See photographs of the Even reindeer herders taken by anthropologist Florian Stammler in the northern part of the Verkhoyansk mountains in Yakutia, Siberia/Russia.

Florian Stammler is one of a few antropologists, who mainly studies the peoples of the Russian Arctic. He used to lecture in Cambridge. Now he teaches at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland and is the coordinator of the anthropology research team at its Arctic Centre ( He has been to Yakutia many times. This time, a couple of weeks ago, he and his wife Anna traveled to the Eveno-Bytantaisky region with Bruce Parry and his IndusFilms documentary team (wrote about them previously).

Florian is not a pro photographer. His photos are not of high quality. He uses them as illustrations to antropology lectures. That’s why they are pretty interesting. They show how the Evens live in that particular area of the Siberian Arctic.

By the way, Florian wrote also much about the Even reindeer herders of Yakutia’s Eveno-Bytantaisky region. His research results were partly published in the book «Good to Eat, Good to Live with: Nomads and Animals in Northern Eurasia and Africa» edited by him in cooperation with Hiroki Takakura for Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan (Northeast Asian study series, 11).

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