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Q. With approximately 312 glaciers, which national park has the most glaciers of any US national park outside of Alaska?

 

A: Located in Washington state, North Cascades National Park contains a third of all the glaciers in the lower 48 states. Due to the dense concentration of glaciers in the park, North Cascades has paved the way for some of the earliest scientific studies regarding glaciology in the United States. 

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Q. Which national park houses the largest cave chamber in North America?

 

A: Carlsbad Caverns National Park houses the Big Room, a large limestone chamber. The Big Room is the largest chamber in North America and the thirty-first largest in the world at almost 4,000 feet long. Carlsbad Caverns is located in New Mexico.

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Q. At Black Hammock Island, remnants of the second-oldest pottery in the United States (2500 BCE) can be found at which national park unit?

 

A: Archeologists from a University of North Florida team discovered pieces of the second-oldest pottery in the United States, dating to 2500 BCE on Black Hammock Island at Timucuan National Preserve in Florida. Slightly older pottery finds have been discovered in the Savannah River area near South Carolina and Georgia.

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Q. Which national park unit protects Ancestral Pueblo archeological sites that contained artifacts indicating regional trade with modern-day Mexico?

 

A: Evidence of human presence in Bandelier National Monument can be dated to over 10,000 years ago. The distribution of basalt and obsidian artifacts around the site, along with pictographs and archaeological structural remains, indicate that the Ancestral Puebloans established a trade network with surrounding populations. Bandelier National Monument is located in New Mexico.

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Q. Which national park features all four types of volcanoes?

 

A: Lassen Volcanic National Park, located in California, contains the largest plug dome volcano in the world. At the park, all four types of volcanoes can be found, including plug dome, shield, cinder cone, and stratovolcano.

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