Inuksuk stone cairn

Inuksuk stone cairn

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Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Inuksuk stone cairn. Cairns like this are raised in the Canadian Arctic by the indigenous people of the region as guides and markers for fellow travellers. When raised in the shape of a human, as here, such a cairn is known as an inunnguaq. Photographed in Canada.

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