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Denali National Park in Denali Borough, Alaska — The American West (Northwest)
 

Ice Age Hunters

The Deadliest Predators

 
 
Ice Age Hunters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 3, 2013
1. Ice Age Hunters Marker
Inscription. High above river valleys, at overlooks like this, Denaliís 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.
 
Location. 63° 43.56′ N, 149° 24.977′ W. Marker is in Denali National Park, Alaska, in Denali Borough. Marker is on Park Road. Touch for map. Located at a rest stop along the Park Road in the Denali Nation Park, Park Road is closed to private vehicles. To reach this marker you can take one of the parks busses or an authorized tour bus, or hike in. See the Denali Nation Park web site for more information. Marker is in this post office area: Denali National Park AK 99755, United States of America.
 
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Close up of the Ice Age Hunters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 3, 2013
2. Close up of the Ice Age Hunters Marker
 Denali National Park. "Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,320' Mount McKinley. Wild animals large and small roam unfenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await." Source NPS web site (Submitted on October 26, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. AnthropologyNative Americans
 
Ice Age Hunters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 3, 2013
3. Ice Age Hunters Marker
The River valley image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 3, 2013
4. The River valley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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