Structure and Use of Caribou Antlers

Regions: Kivalliq Region, Nunavut

Tags: social sciences, caribou, traditional wildlife use

Principal Investigator: Herzog, Marianne (2)
Licence Number: 8148
Organization: University of Quebec; University of Paris
Licensed Year(s): 1988
Issued: Jan 01, 1988

Objective(s): to continue the work began in Igloolik in May,1988;to characterize caribou antlers in relation to sex and age; to document the physical structure of antlers; to investigate the use of antlers; and to collect several pairs of antlers for testing techniques of fabrication and remaking objects

Project Description: Ms Herzog is continuing the work she began in Iqloolik in May, 1988. She is looking at the structure of caribou antlers and what people make from them. She may collect several sets of antlers to take back to Montreal for testing their use in cutting and shaping.