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5,000 YEAR OLD TRACES OF THE MOST ANCIENT PEOPLE IN NUNAVUT
5000 YEAR OLD TRACES OF THE MOST ANCIENT PEOPLE IN NUNAVUT
PI/KHS teams have been looking for traces of the earliest people in Nunavut. On Kiillinngujaq (the Kent Peninsula), south of Cambridge Bay, they have found isolated tent rings on high, ancient beach ridges that date to as much as 5,000 years ago. These are traces of the small, scattered groups of pioneering ancestors who travelled from Alaska to this new and empty land.
The small square stone fireplace in the lower middle of this photo is all that remains of a very ancient camp.
A small fragment of seal bone can be seen, from under a rock. When this bone is radiocarbon dated, the PI/KHS team believes it will prove that this site is among the earliest occupations in all of Nunavut.
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