Searching the bottom of Lake Huron for prehistoric hunters

Published on March 2nd, 2011 | by Admin

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Archaeologists are searching the bottom of Lake Huron for evidence of 10,000-year-old caribou-hunters.

Now under about 35 metres of water, the Lake Huron ridge was once a 16-km-wide upland corridor in a lake-dotted landscape that linked caribou wintering grounds in the south to their summer ranges in present-day Northern Ontario and beyond.

“Scientifically, it’s important, because the entire ancient landscape has been preserved and has not been modified by farming, or modern development,” project leader John O’Shea, a University of Michigan archeologist, said when the rock structures were discovered. “That has implications for ecology, archeology and environmental modelling.”

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Story: Randy Boswell, Postmedia News | Photo: Handout, University of Michigan

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