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State hurries to document ancient hunting grounds

State hurries to document ancient hunting grounds
trefwoorden: VS - Alaska - jachtveld - metalen
The Tangle Lakes region north of the Denali Highway is thought to hold mineral riches -- platinum, nickel, copper and other metals
Located northwest of Paxson, the area contains other riches too, chiefly herds of caribou that have been hunted for perhaps 10,000 years and artifacts left by Athabascans and others who have hunted them.
The convergence of those facts has lent urgency to the work of a state agency to document hundreds of known archaeological sites in the area and to find artifacts left there by ancient and modern hunters, in the event mining should disturb some sites.

Lees verder bij: Anchorage Daily News ( oktober 2003)