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Cache Point House

Remains of a 700 year old sod house at the Cache Point archaeological site near the mouth of the Mackenzie River (photo credit: Max Friesen).


The earliest known Inuvialuit sod houses have been found at the 700 year old Cache Point archaeological site at the mouth of the Mackenzie River. Those houses were small, and had a single sleeping platform.


Computer reconstruction of a sod house based on evidence found at the Kuukpak archaeological site (Photo credit: Dr. R.M. Levy)

In the following centuries larger houses with two and three sleeping platforms were built at places like the Kuukpak archaeological site, a short distance downstream from Cache Point at the mouth of the Mackenzie River.

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