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Artefact of the Day, July 11

July 12, 2018


The artefact of the day is a decorative volute made out of antler. It is probably from a bentwood hunting hat. It was found in T-block and dates to the latest phase of occupation at the site – belonging to a person living at Nunalleq when the village was attacked in 1670.

As you can see in the picture the piece is broken in two. The first half of the volute was found by Holly from the Sierra Club, and the matching piece was found by her partner Patrick later in the day.

The pattern represents the eye of awareness, a reoccurring symbol on the Nunalleq artefacts.

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  1. Kathleen Niskanen permalink
    July 12, 2018 22:49

    This whole project is so amazing. Thank you for posting daily.

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