Join Producer Lisa Busch as she explores the Alaska caves they pre-date the Ice Age, it's only been relatively recently since geologists identified a vast cave system tunneling through south east Alaska. Scientists have determined that the caves serve as a drainage system for the timber lands around them, providing an outlet for an enormous amount of rain, up to 150 inches a year. Archeologists who study early migration think humans used the caves to move up and down the coastline in small boats. But as loggers continue to move in, the caves may be destroyed. And with them will disappear the clues archeologists seek to better understand early Americans.
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