Ice-Age Humans of the Bering Land Bridge: Archeology of Serpentine Hot Springs, Bering Land Bridge National Preserve, Alaska.
2009-2011 - The Center for the Study of the First Americans (at Texas A&M University) and the National Park Service had the opportunity to investigate what may be the first Ice-Age archeological site yet found in the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. The site is located near Serpentine Hot Springs,and it contains stone tools and animal bones preliminarily dated to about 12,000 calendar years ago.
Did You Know?
A lightning strike ignites a fire in the preserve. The fire burns for a week and then rain puts it out. In about 7 years, a visitor could walk on the burned site having no idea there once was a fire under his or her feet. This speedy site re-vegetation is typical of tundra fire adapted ecosystems.