As archaeologists, our priority is to preserve and respect the cultural and natural landscapes. All sod and dirt removed during our excavations will be set aside and returned at the close of our field season. We strive to leave the environment as close as possible to its original state. Ideally, we hope to excavate approximately 12 dwellings that are roughly 3 metres by 4 metres in size. Our small crew of 5 members will produce very little personal waste that will be buried or burned, and garbage will be burned or returned to Igloolik for appropriate handling. Our hazardous materials include gasoline and propane, so every member of our crew will be trained to prevent and mitigate possible spills. We will also avoid disturbing all local wildlife (no contact) and any significant sightings will be reported to the Igloolik HTA.
|Sewage (human waste)
||All human natural waste will be buried.
||We will be generating very little waste that primarily includes food packages and recyclable boxes for plastic bags, etc. Some of it will be burned on the island, and the remainder will be returned to Igloolik for proper disposal.