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IN THE NEWS: Max Friesen finds a complete Inuvialuit driftwood house

by Jessica Lewis — Thursday, Aug 28, 2014


Max Friesen of the Department of Anthropology is celebrating a discovery he made this summer at the Kuukpak archeological site in the Northwest Territories: the first example of a complete Inuvialuit driftwood house. Houses like this were made anywhere from 500 years ago up until about 1900. The home that slightly resembles a crucifix was preserved in permafrost when it was abandoned, giving it the appearance like it "just drifted in this morning," Friesen told the CBC.

"It was almost the capping of my career," said Friesen.

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