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Artefact of the day 15/8

August 16, 2013

ChainCarly & chainThe artefact of the day was found by Carly in area B. It is an ivory chain of two links carved out of walrus ivory in one piece. Chains like these are reminiscent of chains from the Ipiutak culture on St Lawrence Island c. 800 years ago, and are part of an old Bering Sea cultural tradition. It is unusual to find these chains at a site of such a late date as Nunalleq, they are often connected to earlier time periods.

Charlotta

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