Brooman Point Village
Based on archeological finds, Brooman Point Village is an abandoned village in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located in the central High Arctic on a point of the Gregory Peninsula, part of the eastern coast of Bathurst Island. Brooman was both a Late Dorset culture Paleoeskimo village as well as an Early Thule culture village. Both the artifacts and the architecture, specifically longhouses, are considered important historical remains of the two cultures.
The Dorset people inhabited Brooman around 2000 BC to 1 AD. When they abandoned the locality, they left behind stone boxes as well as many carvings depicting humans and animals.
The Thule people lived in Brooman from about 900 to 1200 AD. They built their village atop the abandoned Dorset remains. Thule walls were made of whale bones that incorporated Dorset wood, ivory and antler carvings. The walls rested on large porticos. Roofs were shed-like: flat or with a slight slope. Some buildings included a small kitchen. When the Thules left the area, the Dorset artifacts were preserved by permafrost within the Dorset structures, to be discovered by modern day archeologists.
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