Saturday, April 28, 2007

Curator to return to Resolute to unearth Thule homes
With the help of International Polar Year funding, Robert McGhee, an curator of Arctic archeology at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and McGill University archeology doctoral student Sarah Hazell plan to excavate two Thule-era houses about four kilometres west of the community, starting in late June.

McGhee, whose books include The Last Imaginary Place: A Human History of the Arctic, has been excavating and restoring three of the area's 800- to 1,000-year-old winter houses that belonged to the Thule Inuit, the ancestors of present-day Canadian Inuit.