An unexpected archeological discovery next to Isuarsivik’s new Centre’s construction site
From June 14 to 18, the Avataq Cultural Institute team carried out a preventive archeology survey on a site located on a small rocky point below the construction site of Isuarsivik’s new Centre. In all likelihood, this is a small occupation site linked to the Maritime Archaic, an Amerindian archaeological cultural tradition present in the Kuujjuaq region between 5000-3500 years before today. Among the artifacts discovered, a small chert arrowhead has been unearthed.
This project was carried out thanks to the support and collaboration of the Northern Village of Kuujjuaq, Nayumivik Land Holding, the Avataq Cultural Institute and Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre.
We hope to be able to increase the extent of our partnership and support Avataq in other similar projects near our new Centre in the future.