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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.

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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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