10,000 Years in the Red Hill Valley
Imagine History Here
As you explore the valley envision what the land was like when the Original People arrived here 10,000 years ago. Imagine people standing where you are, trying to find animals to hunt for food and clothing. Imagine people looking for flint to make their projectile points in order to hunt. Imagine people looking for a place to build a home. Would this spot be a good place to camp?
About 9,500 years ago, a deciduous forest had replaced the tundra and that the new environment attracted whitetail deer, moose, as well as new kinds of fish and plants. Archaeological evidence is still sparse, but we can see a pattern of human movement between seasonal camps. Within the Valley are such ancient camps, used for small group hunting, gathering, and fishing