Seemeega Aqpik, manager of the Mayukalik Hunters and Trappers Organization, said Sutherland found a half of a whetstone nearby in 2001, of a type used by Norse people. Upon returning to the Canadian Museum of Civilization she found it was the other half of a piece dug up in the 1960s. The whetstone was embedded with fragments of iron, silver and gold, clearly not the product of either Inuit or Dorset cultures.
“She’s finding out that the Vikings and the Tuniit were trading,” said Aqpik. “Artifacts they found are starting to tell a story.”