Arctic Archaeology

An archaeologist gets to work in the Arctic tundra.
An archaeologist gets to work on the Arctic tundra of Cape Krusenstern National Monument.

Inupiaq and Athabascan people and their ancestors traveled long distances over rough terrain throughout the central Brooks Range. Their knowledge of the land enabled them to survive on the plants and animals available during each season. Caribou is particularly important as they migrate through the Brooks Range. Archaeological evidence shows there were cooperative, organized game drives designed to efficiently harvest this abundant, but fleeting, resource that was critical to survival.

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    Last updated: July 29, 2019