Thousands of Native American artifacts revealed after wildfire
Published on February 9th, 2017 | by Admin0
A wildfire high in the alpine forests of northwestern Wyoming has revealed a vast, centuries-old Shoshone campsite, replete with cooking hearths, ceramics, and stone tools and flakes numbering in the hundreds of thousands.
The site, found along Caldwell Creek in the Absaroka Range, had likely been used intermittently for as much as 2,500 years, archaeologists say.
But most of the artifacts point to a prolonged and impactful presence by the Mountain Shoshone some 300 to 400 years ago.
Story: Blake de Pastino, Western Digs | Photo: Western Digs