This is what's left of a stone structure from about 4,500 years ago. Maybe one of the oldest structures in Canada?
The Tuniit, or Dorset Culture
(5,000 to 1,000 years ago)
The first people to arrive were the Tuniit. The archaeological remains of their camps begin to appear in Alaska shortly after 5,000 years ago, and they quickly spread across the western Arctic, Nunavut, and down the coasts of Greenland and Labrador. The tools and weapons which we find in their North American camps resemble very closely those used by northern Siberian peoples of the time, and the foundations of their tents were also arranged in a typically Siberian pattern, marked by a mid-passage of stones flanking a central fire-box. We think that the earliest Tuniit brought with them two items of technology which allowed them to quickly occupy arctic North America: the bow and arrow, which may have reached America for the first time in their hands, and finely tailored skin clothing similar to that still used by the Inuit and northern Siberian peoples. Until about 1,000 years ago, the Tuniit (or as archaeologists call them, the Dorset Culture people) were the sole occupants of most of arctic Canada.
(Nunavut99-The early years)
Here you can see a row of these fallen structures. The are like big pits with an entrance, only one was half intact and I have to wonder if someone recently may have put it back together.
Tallinn going through what we believe would be an entrance to this structure. They were either very small people or crawling was involved.
Rachelle looking very prominent as our team guide and captain, we wouldn't have found this place without her speediness over rocks and her little pirate map on the back of some scrap of paper! Good job Rachelle! Oh and we also wouldn't have gotten back if she hadn't arranged for us to be picked up by a boat, because by the time we got back it was high tide! Here is to not being marooned!
The Team, minus myself and Tallinn.
I look happy but reality is that I couldn't live here, and not because the door is made for an Oompa Loompa, but because there is no wireless!