Inns North Canadian Arctic Hotels
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Inuit History - Archeology

Inns North Canadian Arctic Hotels

The cold, dry arctic climate is an archeologist's dream. Here, the remains of human occupation are often visible right at the surface. The cold, dry climate means artifacts are often remarkably well preserved.

Although nothing can be moved or removed from the sites, they are wonderful places to visit and discover the ancient Inuit culture up close. You can trace the fascinating history of Pre-Dorset, Dorset and Thule cultures, whose hunting, lifestyle and artistic traditions varied greatly.

One common historical sight on the landscape are the inuksuit, or rock cairns. Used as route markers, they are indicators of good hunting spots or even food caches. These stone structures are one of the familiar symbols of the North.

During your archeological wanderings you may also come across rock graves, animal traps made of rock, or rock circles that reveal early camp sites. You may even see rock outlines that resemble kayaks, in which Inuit boys pretended to paddle and hunt. Similarly, Inuit girls built tents out of rocks, many of which are still in existence.

Semi-subterranean house frames made of whalebone, sod and rocks are also scattered across the Arctic, along with nearby food caches. Best of all, you never have to dig to discover the remains of historical cultures in the north!

Archeological Opportunities in Inns North Communities

Arviat, Nunavut Arviat, Nunavut : Arvia'juaq archeological site, Thule sites, ancient qajaq stands
Baker Lake, Nunavut Baker Lake, Nunavut: Tent Rings & Meat Caches
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut Cambridge Bay, Nunavut: Sites at Mount Pelly, Japanese time monument, Franklin Expedition artifacts
Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut: Thule Site with Tent Rings & Animal Traps
Gjoa Haven, Nunavut Gjoa Haven, Nunavut: Old Inuit Campsites, Rock Circles
Hall Beach, Nunavut Hall Beach, Nunavut: Tent Rings, Food Caches, Grave Sites, qarmait (sod houses), Semi-subterranean Houses
Kimmirut, Nunavut Kimmirut, Nunavut : Thule, Dorset and Pre-Dorset cultures
Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island), Nunavut: Thule Camp Site
Pelly Bay, Nunavut Kugaaruk, Nunavut: Historic Camp Site
Pond Inlet, Nunavut Pond Inlet, Nunavut: Thule Village
Repulse Bay, Nunavut Repulse Bay, Nunavut: Whalers' inscriptions
Resolute Bay, Nunavut Resolute Bay, Nunavut: Fossil sea beds, Thule and Dorset culture
Sanikiluaq, Nunavut Sanikiluaq, Nunavut: Thule & Dorset cultures

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Inns North Canadian Arctic Hotels

Inns North Canadian Arctic Hotels hotels are located in:

Arviat, Nunavut
Baker Lake, Nunavut
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut
Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut
Gjoa Haven, Nunavut
Hall Beach, Nunavut
Igloolik, Nunavut
Kimmirut, Nunavut
Kugaaruk, Nunavut
Pangnirtung, Nunavut
Pond Inlet, Nunavut
Qikiqtarjuaq, Nunavut
Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
Repulse Bay, Nunavut
Resolute Bay, Nunavut
Sanikiluaq, Nunavut
Whale Cove, Nunavut
Fort McPherson, NWT
Ulukhaktok, NWT




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