Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:19 PM on Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Knowledge of this place grows




Three new radiocarbon dates, expanding our knowledge of the Pleistocene history of the Kenai Peninsula, were recently received. With each date our hypothesis, that woolly mammoths and other animals inhabited the Peninsula 28,000-60,000 years ago, grows. Thanks to Alaska Wild Berry Products and the individuals who allowed us to date their discoveries, to Ed Todd who, using his dental tools, surgically removed small samples from the specimens, to Ed Berg who submitted the samples to the University of California Irving for dating, and to the many residents who donated money to pay for them.

With every new date, our knowledge of this place increases.

Janet Klein and Dick Reger

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