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Nunalleq dogs…

April 28, 2017

We have many traces of dogs in the Nunalleq material; fur and dog lice that show dogs were present in the house, dog bones, and even the remains of a little puppy that got crushed by the roof falling down when the site was burnt down… We also have traces of dogs in artefacts, even a few objects that have been chewed by puppy teeth, and not least the signs of the working dogs, that show the important role dogs had in the community.

This is a length of braided grass rope with knotted loops that could possibly have been a part of a sled dog harness. If you’re interested in the dogs from the site you can read more about them in this paper, by Ellen et. al. More papers are being prepared on the dogs, so you will be able to find out even more about them in the future…

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