Coal Creek gold dredge, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. NPS photo.

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2020 NPS Alaska Archaeology Month Poster: Antler!

Date Posted: April 3, 2020       Categories: Uncategorized

This is number two in a series focused on vital raw materials. Last year we focused on clever ways people used wood in the past. This year the poster highlights antler, a valued material in all corners of Alaska and for as long as people have been here because of its great resiliency and plasticity. The range of uses included snow goggles, combs, net shuttles, arrowheads, snowshoe needles, fish hooks, fish spears, war clubs, armor, harpoon heads, and even food, on occasion.