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"Boneyard Alaska": a documentary film by Paul Andrew Lawrence

An Alaskan gold miner is unearthing a treasure trove of perfectly-preserved bones, tens of thousands of years old.

About the film

Boneyard Alaska: about the film

Preserved in the permafrost for over 12000 years, will paleontology scientist unlock the secrets?

"Boneyard Alaska" is a documentary film by Paul Andrew Lawrence,  produced by GlacierFilm, LLC. 

It was filmed at an active gold mine just north of Fairbanks, Alaska, USA. There, an Alaskan gold miner is unearthing a treasure trove of perfectly-preserved bones, tens of thousands of years old. What Ice Age secrets lie beneath the permafrost, waiting to be discovered?


Boneyard Alaska is now available as video on demand (VOD), available here: www.vimeo.com/ondemand/boneyardalaska


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The story of John Reeves, gold miner

Will the bones tell us a new story of the animals of the Ice Age. The bones from the permafrost.

John Reeves is a rough Alaskan gold miner with a vast tract of privately-owned land and an eye trained to seek out gold beneath.  But as his water-hose blasts away at the permafrost, the bones of long-extinct Ice Age animals emerge from the mud and muck: woolly mammoths, bison, and prehistoric bears.  Although he has no scientific training, Reeves has always known that these bones are a treasure of a different sort.  He picks up any bone that he finds, and has amassed an immense collection of over a hundred thousand specimens.

For the first time, John invites a small team of expert paleontologists to visit the site...


The science of the Ice Age

The lower jaw bone of an bear that lived during our Last Ice Age some 12000 years before present.

As the scientists wade into the mud, and peruse the boxes of John Reeves' collection, discoveries are made before our very eyes, potentially re-writing the history of North America.

Traces of fur, flesh, tendon, and other soft tissues which would normally be destroyed by the ravages of time, here have been frozen in time for thousands of years.  And since everything in the collection comes from a single location, it offers a snapshot of the Pleistocene epoch, including the extinction event that removed many of these animals from the Earth.

"Boneyard Alaska" - The Documentary Film

Boneyard Alaska

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An Alaskan gold miner is unearthing a treasure trove of perfectly-preserved bones, tens of thousands of years old. What Ice Age secrets lie beneath the permafrost, waiting to be discovered?

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"Boneyard Alaska" - the documentary film about the last Ice Age!

Boneyard Alaska, a documentary film telling the story of the animals of the last Ice Age.

Now available as video on demand, VOD, on Vimeo.

www.vimeo.com/ondemand/boneyardalaska

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