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Ancient Hunting, Herding Structures Found In Lake Huron's Depths
2014-04-29 11:39:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ancient peoples of North America relied on caribou hunts for food and a new study from a team of Michigan researchers has revealed the discovery of 9,000-year-old hunting infrastructure at the bottom of Lake Huron. The study authors said the newly-discovered hunting blinds and herding structures provide unprecedented insight into the social and seasonal habits of ancient North Americans living around the Great Lakes. "This site and...

Image 1 - Divers Retrieve Prehistoric Wood From Lake Huron
2011-12-13 03:54:49

[ Watch the Video ] Under the cold clear waters of Lake Huron, University of Michigan researchers have found a five-and-a-half foot-long, pole-shaped piece of wood that is 8,900 years old. The wood, which is tapered and beveled on one side in a way that looks deliberate, may provide important clues to a mysterious period in North American prehistory. "This was the stage when humans gradually shifted from hunting large mammals like mastodon and caribou to fishing, gathering and...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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