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Ethnographic and Archaeological Investigations of Alpine Ice Patches in Southwest Yukon, Canada

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2004

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Hare, P. Gregory, Greer, Sheila, Gotthardt, Ruth, Farnell, Richard, Bowyer, Vandy, Schweger, Charles, and Strand, Diane, 2004, Ethnographic and Archaeological Investigations of Alpine Ice Patches in Southwest Yukon, Canada: Arctic, v. 57, no. 3, p. 260-272.

Summary

ABSTRACT. Since the original 1997 discovery of ancient hunting implements in melting alpine ice patches of southern Yukon, approximately 146 well-preserved, organic artifacts have been recovered. Most of the artifacts, variously made of antler, bone, wood, and stone, represent complete or partial examples of throwing-dart (atlatl) and bow-and-arrow technology. Radiocarbon dates obtained thus far range from 8360 BP to 90 BP (uncalibrated). Our research indicates that in southern Yukon, throwing-dart technology persisted from at least 8360 BP to approximately 1250 BP, when it was abruptly replaced by bow-and-arrow technology. The collection has afforded archaeologists and First Nation researchers a unique opportunity to learn about past [...]

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