Cool news everybody! A hunting camp belonging to the ancient Inuits has been found along the coast of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba, dating back 1,000 years.
The formation of the rocks has provided evidence that this area was once occupied, as well as food caches, remains of 22 tent rings, a burial ground and kayak rests.
This area was inhabited by the ancient Inuit known as the Thule. Not much is known about the culture, so archaeologists will be looking for more clues to understand these ancient people. Researchers are planning on excavating within the next few weeks in the hopes of finding animal bones and possibly tools used during hunting.
The project’s chief archaeologist, Virginia Petch, discovered the site some 17 years ago when she saw the rings from an aerial view. She established it was at least 1,000 years old due to the lack of metal in the area.
The Thule people lived here until they moved east into Arctic Canada and then eventually even more west into Greenland. Apparently they also had some contact with the Vikings when they landed on the Canadian shores.