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The wide range of artifacts recovered by archaeologists at Sheepeater indicates that an equally wide range of hunting, gathering and fishing activities occurred at or near the site. Hunting activities are documented by the numerous broken spear points, and the making of wooden implements such as spear shafts is suggested by abrading stones. The butchering of the animals is documented by the stone knives; and the preparation of the animal hides for clothing and other uses is documented by stone scrapers and perforators. The processing of camas roots is also suggested by pounding stones and firehearths. All of these activities are known to have been relied upon by Native American in the region.