The mysterious stone figures known as inuksuit can be found throughout the circumpolar world. Inukshuk, the singular of inuksuit, means "in the likeness of a human" in the Inuit language. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is "Someone was here" or "You are on the right path." These sculptural forms are among the oldest and most important objects placed by humans upon the vast Arctic landscape and have become a familiar symbol of the Inuit and of their homeland. An inukshuk can be small or large, a single rock, several rocks balanced on each other, round boulders or flat. Built from whatever stones are at hand, each one is unique. The arrangement of stones indicates the purpose of the marker.
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Sources: Wikkipedia, James Marsh - The Canadian Encyclopedia, Norman Hallendy – Inuksuit: the Silent Messengers