First Northwesterners: The Archaeology of Early Man

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First Northwesterners: The Archaeology of Early Man

  • 1979 ----- color ----- 29 min ----- 16mm
  • Portrays the 1977 discovery at Sequim, Washington of a mastodon struck by a hunter's bone spear more than 11,000 years ago. Shows the recovery of Marmes Man in southeast Washington, the oldest human skeletal material in the western hemisphere to be fully documented in place and supported by detailed knowledge of the environment of 10,000 years ago. In addition to excavating, modern archaeologists study the past by painstakingly replicating and testing artifacts. Shows sequences of making stone tools and using them to chop down trees and cut fish. (Release of University of Washington Press)
  • Topics: (Archaeology, Pacific Northwest)