Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ikaahuk Artifact Reproductions Completed!

Artifacts (left) and reproductions (right)
It's been a long time coming, but I've finally completed the Ikaahuk Archaeology Project set of artifact reproductions.  The artifacts that they are based on range from Pre-Dorset to historic pieces and are made from stone, bone, antler, wood, iron, and ivory.  I can hand them off to Dr. Lisa Hodgetts, who is in town for the Canadian Archaeological Association conference this week, although I'm hoping she'll let me display them at my table in the NLAS Bookroom for a couple of days first.  After that they will make their way to Sachs Harbour where they will be used in interactive programs with community members of all ages.

The Artifacts (left) and reproductions (right) include a ground slate ulu, a decorated antler harpoon head or lance head, an antler awl that was made on an old foreshaft, a barbed antler harpoon head, an ivory fishing lure, an antler bola weight, an iron offset awl in carved wood handle, and a quartzite scraper.

Ivory fishing lure (left) and reproduction (right)

Thule harpoon head made from antler. 
The reproductions and the artifacts (sitting on their bags) are ready to ship home.

Artifacts on their bags and the reproductions sitting on the table. 
The reproductions as signed and ready to deliver.

Photo Credits: Tim Rast

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