Toy sled: 982.040.586 (Model created by Rosanne Lenny)
2 curved runners; no sled shoes; 4 cross slats project slightly at each end beyond runner; cross slats lashed with baleen to tops; lashing wraps around base of runner; 4th slat on rear end is broken in middle
From Nelson River: The Nelson River Site (OhRh-1) is an early Thule Inuit archaeological site on the southern coast of Banks Island. It is one of several Thule Inuit sites in the area, an indication that the nearby waters of the Beaufort Sea were once rich hunting grounds for bowhead whales. The site was discovered in 1980, and archaeologists returned to excavate the deeply remains of a driftwood and sod winter dwelling in 1981. Well-preserved artifacts and animal bones were found on the house floor and in a midden, or trash heap, outside the entrance. Radiocarbon dates show that the dwelling was built around 1200 AD.