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Artefact of the Day 13 July

July 14, 2017

The artefact of the day is a little toy (or model) spear. It is only 10 cm long, made of wood with an ivory inset for spear point, and grass wrapped around the shaft to hold the tip in place. It was found by John in the north-eastern boardwalk.


It is one of many examples of toys we have found at Nunalleq over the years. It is great to see these traces of the children living and playing at the site hundreds of years ago…

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  1. Marilyn F. permalink
    July 15, 2017 16:07

    It looks so fragile . . . what a special find. And John must have a good eye for finding this “toothpick” size artefact. Wonderful!

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