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Photos: Unearthing the Alaskan mammoth hunters

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  • Updated: May 31, 2016
  • Published June 14, 2013

Swan Point is just north of Delta Junction. You can see the Alaska Range to the south, the Yukon-Tanana Uplands to the north, and Donnelly Dome just across the valley.

Fourteen thousand years ago, long before the boreal forest of today, the views were even better.

"It was an open grassland and mammoths, horse and bison were roaming around. You would have almost a 360-degree vantage to see game coming and going. So this is a really good spot." That's why many different cultures made the site their home over millennia.

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