|Grave near southern shores of KWI (Click to Enlarge)|
These two grave locations were observed and photographed near the southern shores of King William Island from the 2003 trip. Not the first one to find these locations, but very interesting non the less. Buried on the land and covered with rocks and wood. Many bone fragments and a few tent rings scattered all around within 50 yards. Arctic foxes have long ago had their way. Guessing these two unfortunates were hunters, traders or explorers from the mid or late part of the last century.
|(Click to Enlarge) Bullet hole to the back of the skull?|
Part of the top and the end of the enclosure of one of the graves was totally exposed, with part of the skeleton still laid out and intact, probably as it was soon after death. Note what appears to be a bullet hole in the back of the skull on one (picture on the right). Only had an hour as the weather closed in rapidly from the west that day. Low ceilings, rain and fog. Had to depart quickly. This turned into an instrument flight 350 miles south to Baker Lake, requiring a full instrument approach at minimums.