Posted on March 24, 2011 under General
News from the North

There is much to report from Arctic Wild this March. Trips are filling and we are busy getting everything ready. I’ll write about all that soon. But for now, I want to recommend 2 articles from this weeks news, of interest to fellow arctic enthusiasts.

Out on the Northwest coast near Kotzebue researchers found scores of dead Musk ox encrusted in ice from a winter storm and tidal surge. I hate to imagine the scene. Read more here.

The other news is not so grim. Archeologists in Texas have discovered that Paleo-Indians arrived in North America thousands of years earlier than previously thought. This likely means that they migrated from Siberia not after the glacial maximum of the ice age, but during it! This will give me something to ponder on our Aleutians trip, which is along the likely route taken 15,000 years ago. Read more here.