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Hunt in Jerome County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Prehistoric Hunters

 
 
Prehistoric Hunters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
1. Prehistoric Hunters Marker
Inscription.  Bone fragments of extinct species of ground sloth, horse, camel, and elephant found in a nearby cave mingle with weapons and radiocarbon dates from Idaho’s earliest hunters.

Archaeologists have confirmed that people camped here at least 10,000 years ago, some suspect they might have arrived 6,000 years earlier. The youngest occupation layer began at 1300 A.D. and it includes figurines, baskets, moccasins and pottery---and bones of much smaller animals than those hunted by the Paleoindian pioneers.
 
Erected by State of Idaho. (Marker Number 276.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansPaleontology. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1300.
 
Location. 42° 39.786′ N, 114° 17.13′ W. Marker is in Hunt, Idaho, in Jerome County. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 25 and Hunt Road on State Highway 25. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome ID 83338, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker,

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measured as the crow flies. Hunt (Camp) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Symbols of Imprisonment (approx. 2 miles away); Minidoka Relocation Center (approx. 2 miles away); Soothing Waters (approx. 2 miles away); On Guard (approx. 2 miles away); Minidoka National Historic Site (approx. 2 miles away); A Question of Loyalty (approx. 2 miles away); Honor Roll (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hunt.
 
Prehistoric Hunters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, September 15, 2010
2. Prehistoric Hunters Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on November 23, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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