Nail, from Government of Nunavut Collection, photo courtesy of Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth, Accession Number 985.081.1030.

Copper nail

This copper nail was created between 1860 and 1925. It was found at Kekerten Whaling Station on Kekerten Island in Cumberland Sound by archaeologist Marc Stevenson at a site designated Borden Number LkDf-3.

Inuit quickly adapted anything that they scavenged from whalers and other ships in the area to various purposes.

Nails would have been used and reused for many different purposes.

Whalers brought all kinds of new technology and equipment, much of it metal.