People of the North

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Early peoples used four basic materials to make everything they needed to survive: stone; wood; bone, horn and antler; and animal skins, sinew and organs. Usually only stone tools are found by archaeologists since organic materials rot away. Recently, however, melting alpine ice patches in the Southern Yukon have revealed rare artifacts made of wood and sinew, preserved for thousands of years in the ice.

Tagish Johns holding an antler arrow point that is about 400 years old.


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Steve Krasemann photographer