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Pond Inlet, Baffin Island, Nunavut
Tununirmiut Traditional Tools and Artifacts


Another ingenious solution, to the left is a fish-spear made out of bone and teeth, the central sharpened bone spike spears the fish while the two incurved teeth prevent it from slipping off and escaping. In a world where metal was almost totally absent and wood scarce, the Inuit made the most of their limited resources to incredible effect.

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.

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