This is where there was once a
hut. The ground is dug out to give a low wall as a start. With
trees and wood being very scarce, whale ribs and skulls were
used around the edge pointing towards the middle to make a
tent-like structure with radial poles over which skins would
have been laid.
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.