Ice Age Hunters

Ice Age Hunters (HM1BKU)

Location: Healy, AK 99743 Denali
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Country: United States of America
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N 63° 43.56', W 149° 24.977'

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The Deadliest Predators

High above river valleys, at overlooks like this, Denali's first human visitors watch for mammoth, giant bison, and caribou. Ridge tops made the best game launching platforms; herds tend to follow sheltered stream corridors.

Hunters had to be expert, deadly; the climate was too harsh for year-round edible plants. Caribou fur made the warmest clothing. Its microscopically hollow hairs are a natural insulator.

While they waited the hunters made knives and repaired and sharpened weapons - archaeologist have discovered spear points, chipped blades, in stone cutting holders. The evidence is scant but datable: 10,000 years ago these nomadic hunters - descendants of people who crossed the Bering land bridge - followed caribou trails through Denali.
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Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 11:24am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)6V E 380679 N 7068738
Decimal Degrees63.72600000, -149.41628333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 63° 43.56', W 149° 24.977'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds63° 43' 33.60" N, 149° 24' 58.62" W
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Area Code(s)907
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14015 Park Rd, Healy AK 99743, US
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