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YukonU student maps artefacts and bones
When archaeologists find artefacts and animal bones at a site, they map where the items were found; or they hire their students to. YukonU student, Alyssa Benoit, was a student research assistant who digitally mapped items found at the Little John archaeological site. Archaeology instructor, Norm Easton, has been working on this site for the past 20 years with his students. Artefacts at this site have been dated to 14,000 years ago.
Alyssa’s maps will help to tell a story. This map shows how people used this specific site. The red dots represent tools found on the site, black represents debris from tool making, and grey is animal matter. This could imply that the black dots are the living area where people sat and made tools, and the red and grey dots are where they cut, cooked and processed animals.
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