The Athapaskans

Northern Athapaskan peoples inhabit a huge expanse of coniferous forest both above and below the Arctic Circle that stretches across Alaska, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories, and down into northern British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Many northern Athapaskans now call themselves Na Dene, which means 'human beings'.

Since 1997, researchers working in Canada's Yukon have found a host of archaeological sites in the melting snowfields with perfectly preserved artefacts ranging from 800 to 9000 years old. As traditional Athapaskan houses, tents, boats, and hunting and fishing equipment were made from wood and animal hides, they left no trace on the forest floor for contemporary archaeologists to discover. These finds high on the mountains should provide much information on the lifestyle of the people of the northern forests.

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