Archaeologists Investigate an Early Whaling Community
For over a decade, Smithsonian Arctic Archaeologist, William Fitzhugh, has been investigating an early European whaling site at Hare Harbor in Québec, Canada. The site and the artifacts recovered here have revealed information about the contact and trading relationships between Inuit peoples of Northern Canada and the European Basque whalers of France and Spain.
Map of Early European Whaling Region
Excavation of an Inuit House
Fragment of a European Bellarmine Jug
Archaeological Site Map of Hare Harbor
Ceramic Pottery Recovered from Early Whaling Community
Underwater Archaeological Stratigraphy
Ancient Maritime Archaic Indian Point
Early Eskimo Point
Inuit Soapstone Pot
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