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Artefact of the Day 21/7

July 22, 2015

IMG_5009The artefact of the day was found by Sean in the large house floor in our 2014 excavation unit. This house floor belongs to one of the earliest (so far) occupation phases in Nunalleq, and has been disturbed by later building activities – when posts and walls were put in. Despite this it is our largest uniform house floor so far, and belongs to the time when we think it might have been the big room of a men’s house quasgiq. Odd then maybe, that today’s artefact of the day is a handle for a sewing tool – beautifully carved out of ivory. The skill of these craftsmen continue to baffle us – the perfect symmetry, and the detailed decorations reveal the extraordinary talent those hands of old held.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Marilyn permalink
    July 22, 2015 15:12

    That is a beautiful find!!! Good work!!!

  2. Dan permalink
    July 23, 2015 13:44

    Great work Sean. The team is discovering some amazing items!

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