Evidence for intensive walrus hunting by Thule Inuit, northwest Foxe Basin, Nunavut, Canada

  title={Evidence for intensive walrus hunting by Thule Inuit, northwest Foxe Basin, Nunavut, Canada},
  author={Sean Paul Alice Desjardins},
ABSTRACT Although it is well known that modern Inuit in the resource-rich Foxe Basin region of Arctic Canada historically relied, and continue to rely, heavily on walrus, our knowledge of Thule Inuit walrus use in the area is limited. In this paper, new data is presented indicating walrus were being exploited intensively by Thule Inuit at NeHd-1 (Sanirajak), a winter site on the Foxe Basin coast of northeastern Melville Peninsula. Faunal remains from six large, discrete front-middens—each… 

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