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Artefact of the Day 17/8

August 18, 2014

TOGGLING HARPOONAron and artifact of the dayThe artefact of the day was found by Aaron (on his last day on site) in the house floor close to the boardwalk. it is a toggling harpoon with the end blade still inserted. This is only the third toggling harpoon found at the site, and the only one with the end blade still intact. Toggling harpoons are used when hunting sea mammals, and were an important part of the arctic hunter’s tool kit.

Charlotta

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