Bone needle, from Government of Nunavut Collection, photo courtesy of Department of Culture, Language, Elders and Youth, Accession Number 983.076.060.

Caribou bone needles

This needle 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.

Needles were often made from the shin bone of caribou which had a very sharp edge.

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