Nadlok and the Origin of the Copper Inuit

Cooking and eating utensils

A bifurcated meat fork or marrow spatula was found in hut 2 at the edge of the pavement, allowing no floor assignment. There are tiny spurs on the outside of each tang, and on the side of the blade just up from the tang (Fig.1).

Figure 1 A bifurcated meat fork from Nadlok

Several crude pottery sherds from hut 2 include a heavily encrusted rim sherd from floor 1c and two body sherds from the sand above the first floor. Since the earliest soap-stone pot fragments were found in hut 3 floor 5 -- dating to about 1500 A.D. -- it is apparent that both ceramic and soapstone vessels were used at the same time at the site. Both lamps and pots occur, the latter with both lugged and simple rim profiles.

Birchbark basket fragments were also ubiquitous. Several were painted with red cinnabar lines.

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