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The East Terrace Site


People began living in Minnesota soon after the last glaciers retreated northward, nearly 11,000 years ago. Since that time, small groups of hunters and food collectors have briefly camped at East Terrace. One story of the East Terrace archaeological site is presented in these pages. The story revolves around very basic questions: Who lived at the camp ground? When were they there? What did they do there? To answer even these basic questions archaeologists must act like detectives. They must search among the partial and often confusing clues preserved in the archaeological record. The clues we found, and the conclusions we drew from them, are presented here.

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