Image of Birch Creek 1

The archaeological record clearly indicates that camping while hunting was the major activity at this site. Hundreds of spear and arrow points were recovered along with other stone tools used for butchering. Cooking and warming firepits were common plus nearly 2000 animal bones that could be identified to species. Big game like bison and bighorn sheep bones dominate the inventory followed by small game. Interestingly, only four elk bones were recovered which is consistent with the archaeology of the region indicating that elk were very rare, but highly desirable, in the regional environments.