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North American reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) grouped into two subspecies, the barren ground caribou and woodland caribou. The former is only found in Arctic parts of North America and has long, slightly curved antlers. The woodland caribou roams the forest districts of Canada and has shorter, branched antlers. The caribou has never been domesticated, although it has been hunted continuously since Palaeo‐Indian times and many communities have subsisted almost exclusively from it.

Subjects: Archaeology.


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