An Early Hunting Camp - Deschutes County, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 59.295 W 121° 23.874
10T E 628472 N 4871815
Sign at Lava Island Rockshelter.
Waymark Code: WM3A91
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 03/04/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Sign at Lava Island Rockshelter.

Marker Name: An Early Hunting Camp
Marker Text: Long ago, aboriginal hunters camped in rockshelters where they made and repaired tools on seasonal hunting trips. This hunting camp was used as early as 7,000 years ago and more recently 200 years ago.
A cache of tools was found hidden here. A bark-lined storage pit traced to a more recent period of time was also uncovered. This significant discovery helps archaeologist place dates on man’s earliest known activities in the area.
Maintained by the Des Chutes Historical Society, artifacts found here can be seen at their museum in Bend.

Historic Topic: Native American

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Trail

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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