Early Eskimo Point

A point made of Ramah Chert that belonged to the early Eskimo group known as the Groswater Dorset Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center
(Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center)

About 2,500 years ago cold climate brought the first Inuit peoples into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, off the coast of Eastern Canada. Early Eskimo groups, known as Groswater Dorset, occupied many sites along the Lower North Shore, and as far west as Cape Whittle. With warming climates these Eskimo groups retreated north and were replaced with Innu (Indian) peoples.

Seen here is a Dorset point made of Ramah Chert that was recovered Hare Harbor, Canada.

Learn more about what has been uncovered at Hare Harbor and how it has helped scientists understand this early whaling community and its occupants.