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Artefact of the Day July 5

July 7, 2018

The artefact of the day on July 5 is a walrus tusk made out of wood. It is most likely a mask attachment, belonging to a large walrus spirit mask. It was found by Alice in a wall context of the oldest house, next to a post. We have found masks in similar locations in previous years, and the placement of them in liminal places, by posts and boardwalk, is probably significant.


In the same wall Alice also found a small mask fragment with a pronounced cheek. This is a fragment of a different mask, much smaller than the one that would have been adorned with the walrus tusk.


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