Dene Site Characteristics


1. Emphasis on hidden sites and overlooks not just for game, but for secrecy and security from dominant culture. Over SW terrain, this suggests  secluded sites on ridges, table lands, mesas and canyon walls.


2. Emphasis on roundish structures such as summer tipi rings and winter dry masonry walls.


3. A definite seasonal round related to SW pronghorn hunting and use of hunting blinds and drivelanes, as with caribou and bison.



4. No tools or manufactured remains of food cultivation, pottery or hogans.


In-Depth:  Ancestral Dene hunter-gatherer activities throughout their annual range, typical encampments, and kill sites

(Link to our Barrenlands website:  Seasonal Hunting Family Sequence Of Activities)

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