Key words: Neoeskimo, Thule, sleds, komatiks, radiocarbon dates, Victoria Island
Mots cles : neo-esquimau, Thule, traineaux, komatiks, dates au carbone 14, ile Victoria Revise par la revue Arctic par Nicole Giguere.
In this paper we present the results of our investigations in 1998-2001 of prehistoric komatiks located during extensive surveys on Wollaston Peninsula, southwest Victoria Island, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Great, great piece of kit those komatiks
, awesome piece of kit.
The sleds were called komatiks
. They consisted of a simple platform attached to two runners, or skis.
However, the system produces limited amounts of drinking water and is located a kilometre and a half away from the village and therefore not easily accessed by people who don't have komatiks or all-terrain vehicles.
Hanrahan, Brooks, Buckets, and Komatiks: The Problem of Water Access in Black Tickle.
Prehistoric Neoeskimo Komatiks
, Victoria Island, Arctic Canada.
In the Arctic, however, the Inuit had heavier sleds, called "komatiks." (right)
Komatiks are shaped like a ladder, with two parallel boards used as runners underneath.
The entire patrol of 24, approximately half active Canadian soldiers and the other half Inuit Rangers, joined forces at Resolute, where they constructed their komatiks (sledges) and packed each with 907 kg, the necessary supplies for the entire trip.
With little practice, Whelan was immediately faced with understanding a snowmobiler's techniques for hauling a loaded komatik with no brakes and navigating through rough terrain.