This is a whale vertebra and a
very old and weathered one too on the site of a summer camp used
by Thule people, the ancestors of all modern Inuit. They
replaced the Dorset Culture which preceded them spreading across
the Arctic from about 100 to 1500 AD having entered this part of
Canada around 1300 AD.
Air temp: +3º C Latitude: 74º 30' N Longitude: 83º 31' W
These are pictures
from a cruise to the High Arctic in August 2010, from Resolute
Bay Canada to Kangerlussuaq in Greenland.
Pictures copyright Paul Ward.
Pentax digital equipment.