CULTURAL CONTEXT : Snowhouse construction; snow knives are used to cut blocks of snow from snow banks.

DESCRIPTION : A crescent shaped knife of bone with both edges bifacially worked. The proximal end has been shaped into a handle with a tang at the end to act as a stop for the hand. A hole has been drilled through the thickness of the knife at the junction of the blade and handle. Gift of L.A. Learmonth
GEO-CULTURAL AREA : Central Arctic

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP : Inuit-Inupiaq

CULTURE : Iglulik Inuit

NATURAL REGION : Somerset Island; Batty Bay

PROVINCE : Northwest Territories

PERIOD : 19th Century

MATERIAL : Bone

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE : Carved
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