Sept. 13, 2016
7:30pm (ET) (MT) (HD)
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1:00pm (ET) (MT) (PT) (HD)
Land of The Giants
Wamanica Tanka Makoce
Episode 2 Synopsis
Jen and Jacob fly to Whitehorse to learn from an esteemed Palaeontologist about the wooly mammoths, giant beavers and other megafauna that co-existed with the Ancient Peoples of the Yukon. Then they venture further north with Dr. Rudy to join their first dig at Little John, one of the most exciting archaeological hotspots of the western sub Arctic.
Wamanica Tanka Makoce
Whitehorse hetkiya, Jen, Jacob kci kiyan iyayapi. Hed huhu owaunspe wicasta wan kci waecunpi kte. Kci pute hanska, capa tanka q’a tahca wamanica hena iwohdakapi kte.Tokedked he ikce wicasta kci nipi kin unspeicicyapi kte. Ehanna ikce wicastapi Yukon etanhan ed unspeic’iciyapi kte.
Dr. Grant Zazula
Palaeontologist, Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
Dr. Zazula’s research focuses on the history of the flora and fauna of ice-age Beringia, its early occupation in the Pleistocene, and uses ancient DNA recovered from the permafrost to exploit emerging scientific methods for study and research.
Dr. Grant Zazula
Wamanica Huhu Wayupike, Yukon Beringia Owaunspe Tipi
Owaunspe kin Dr. Zazula yuhe kin he wiconi tahca huhu kin makoce caga Beringia etanhan inyan suta kiye wowapi ed kage. Takunkun maka etanhan k’a pi kin hena owaunspe hed ohna tanyanh wayaka pi hehan taku owas owapi.
What’s the difference between an Archaeologist and a Palaeontologist?
Tokedked he Makoce Owaunspe qa Wamanica Huhu Owaunspe toktokce hen?
Shifting Northern Shorelines
When the great ice sheets of the last Ice Age locked away sea water around the world, ocean levels dropped exposing the Beringia Land Bridge. Connecting Siberia to Alaska, this low-lying zone was rich in wildlife and rimmed the top edge of what would become the Pacific Ocean. Over this convenient, fertile migration path, both man and animal crossed into new territories.
Makoce Tokca Aye
Mini caga kin he ahan Mini Tanka kin hena Ina Makoce ataya mini ota tohantu puze hece waziyata makoce cankaga puze. Hece he Iyasica Makoce qa Kaya Makoce kin kutkiya maka sabyeda wasteh yanke hehan oma ecetanhan Pacific Mini Tanka Ic’ikage. Hece Ikce Wicasta pi kin qa wamanica icokab makoce ed okabdaya nin pi.
The permafrost preserves DNA for 10,000 to several 100,000 years. This provides newly available and extremely useful material for study in the evolution of animals with new techniques in genetics.
Caga Wounspe Tani
Caga Wounspe Tani kin taku owasina tanyan tasag yanke, omaka opanwega kiktopa nunge hehanyan. Deca un he taku ok’ek’ega pi hena tanyan ed unspeiciciya pi.
The Ice Age is amazing because it’s the first time Archeologists and Palaeontologists worked together.
Caga Wiconi taku kin he taheke. Makoce Owaunspe wicasta pi kin qa Wamica Huhu wicasta pi kin napin unspeiciciyapi.
Woolly Mammoth Tusk
Pasu Hinjbe Tahe
The dramatic image of early man hunting Woolly Mammoths is exciting, baffling, intimidating and awe-inspiring, but that is just one part of the story. As early people moved across the continent, they followed where the land and climate directed them. Their settlements dot the path of their travels, and we can follow them across the modern border of Alaska, into the Yukon where new evidence is coming to light.
Iyuskinyan tokedked wihnipi kin hena wicoiye kin nina iyukcanpi kin ed owa wayakapi. Ikce wicastapi tokedked omani unpi kin nakun ed wayakapi.
The Giants We Hunted
Wamanica Tonka Waoke Unyanpi
The vast expanse of the steppes of Beringia was an epic landscape teeming with giants. The most iconic was the great woolly mammoth and its cousin the mastodon. Other megafauna that traveled in herds include the steppe bison, western camel, saiga antelope and ice age horse. More solitary was the short-faced bear and the giant beaver.
Makoce Beringia iciyapi kin he wamanica tani ota hed peji otahca heca on hed omanipi.