Artifacts

Ice Picks
ITEM: E13, 761
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Made of ivory, one end blade shaped straight and flat along back edge. End cut in form of square wedge tapering to point. Line hole at bottom of blade.

Inuit Fishing Net
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Inuit fisherman had a number of ways of catching seal, a vital food source in their sea food diet providing vitamins that would not otherwise be available. In some instances hunters would sneak up on seals by lying on ice floes. When a seal would surface the water the hunter would capture them using nets. Some Inuit also netted seals... read more

Inuit Implement
ITEM: E9
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Carved into a point featuring a squared handle with markings incised. This implement has no provenance, however, it can be linked to the Inuit tribe due to the similarity in nature to other artefacts that have been identified to their tribe.

Inuit Sledge Runner
ITEM: 745
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This is an example of a sledge runner. The picture depicts both sides of the sled runner that has ties attached to one end. Sled runners were attached to sleds and used when travelling across ice to hunt Caribou deer. All parts of an animal would be utilised such as the meat for food, furs for clothing, bone for tools... read more

Ivory Charms
ITEM: 753a
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This is an example of animal bone/ivory carvings. The objects are detailed with traditional Inuit ink incising resembling animal like creatures. Charms would be used in various instances; some would be attached to hats as decorations. Throughout the Historic Era, the period between 1770 and 1940, works of art and artefacts were collected by explorers, traders, whalers and missionaries. However,... read more

Ivory Tusk
ITEM: 703
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Ivory Tusk. Pierced at both ends.