Team excavates sod house near Iqaluit, with descendants of the house’s residents standing by

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Inookie Naulaq examines a spear head found during this summer’s excavations.

As members of a family whose ancestors once lived in sod huts looked on, archeologists excavated one of the sod houses in Qaummaarviit Territorial Park, near Iqaluit, unearthing spears, harpoons and arrowheads.