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.

Learn more about the Smithsonian's archeological site investigation at Hare Harbor and the Arctic Studies Center's research expeditions in the St. Lawrence region.