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Leadore in Lemhi County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Prehistoric Man

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
1. Prehistoric Man Marker
Inscription. Archaeological research as traced human occupation to this valley back more than ten thousand years.
The first men here found the valley forested. As the climate became drier, other mountain dwellers -- known to archaeologists as people of the Bitterroot culture -- settled here, perhaps about 8000 years ago. These forerunners of the modern northern Shoshoni Indians lived in family bands and hunted big game, such as bison and mountain sheep.
 
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 270.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 44° 8.562′ N, 112° 54′ W. Marker is in Leadore, Idaho, in Lemhi County. Marker is on State Highway 28 near Birch Creek Campground, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Leadore ID 83464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lower Birch Creek Valley (approx. mile away); Cote's Defile (approx. 15.9 miles away); Charcoal Kilns (approx. 15.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on Highway
Prehistoric Man Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 24, 2017
2. Prehistoric Man Marker
28, just north of the entrance to the Birch Creek Campground.
 
Categories. Anthropology
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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