Sealoil lamp. Soapstone.
Sealoil lamp. Heavily coated with carbon. Orange 1 foot ruler included.
Notice the finely carved beveled slot. A darker piece of soapstone was inserted to make a close fitting splice (spline) which was able to bridge a crack in the soapstone.
Large soapstone pot with holes drilled into the side. Very thin on the bottom.
Cast archaeological artifact obtained from Archaeological Survey of Canada. Drilled holes for suspension.
The Belcher Islands have been inhabited for approximately 3000 years, which covers the
spectrum from Pre-Dorset to Thule cultures. Many artifacts have been given to our local
museum. A few of them are shown here.