Dorset people came to Iqaluktuuq around 500 BC, probably
arriving from the east. They are the first people to build
deep cold-season houses, and to take advantage of the arctic
char at Iqalukuuq. Several large sites show that they successfully
hunted caribou and fished for char. We have collected many
tools from this period, including harpoon heads, sewing needles,
and very small stone cutting tools known as microblades.
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