Hope all doing ok and staying safe!!!!. As part of our Chehalis River Hypothesis (CRH) theme and effort, we have been visiting local museums to better understand the mega-fauna, and especially mammoth remains. Our Evergreen State College (TESC) intern, Ms. Gomez, reported some interesting finds from the Chehalis drainage and upper Cowlitz River drainage (we hope to continue this intern program under Dr. Ulrike Krotscheck faculty (TESC) next summer too). We received a grant from the Squaxin Island Tribe Charitable 1% Funds to C14 some of these mammoth bones to better understand our region's megafauna that the earliest Peoples may have sought as foods. CRH Research Team members Dr. David Rice, Dr. James Chatters (DirectAMS) and I visited and took samples from a mammoth leg long bone and two teeth from this region, at the Cowlitz County Historical Museum last week, and plan to get some C14 dates. The long bone may have been broken open for marrow by early Peoples (see photograph attached). We will report on the results soon (see images Attachment 1, below).
If you would like to "Date a Mammoth" and help with this effort, please send tax-deductable (non-profit) contributions to PNWAS (through PayPal buttons below, or mail to our address below by check) and indicate it is for the CRH Date a Mammoth program and we will send you a letter of appreciation for the donation and for tax purposes. A C14 date costs about $345.00 so any part of that you can support (even $20 helps) will assist us with our CRH research in our region.
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! We will be updating our progress in future newsletters.