While the first pyramids were being built on the sands of the desert in Egypt, people in the cold north were creating a very different civilization. They produced a mysterious system of communication based on megaliths, many of which have survived until today. Communication among the tribes who lived in such a huge territory was difficult, especially in prehistoric and ancient times. The oldest known Inuksuit (plural) comes from the period circa 2,400 to 1,800 BC. They’re found in the region known as Mingo Lake, in southwest Baffin Island. An Inuksuk provided specific information. The name of the construction means ”to act in the capacity of a human”. It is based on the word ”inuk”, meaning ”a human being”.
Inuksuit were very helpful for communicating ideas and are believed to have had many useful functions. Researchers actually think that all of the different functions will never be rediscovered. Inuksuit were definitely used for navigation during hunting, as a place to find important messages, sacred sites, and points of reference
Kit includes information booklet on the Inukshuk, including history, meaning and illustrations. Also comes with cloth bag for storing pieces.