The researchers discovered the remains of a home in a settlement created by people who probably migrated from northern Asia about 12,000 years ago. They got there by crossing the so-called Bering Land Bridge — a strip of dry land that connected what is now Russia and Alaska — and they left behind the foundations of a house, tools and the cremated remains of a child.
Ben Potter, an anthropologist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, says the home dates back 11,500 years. (See here)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
11,500 year Old Remains Found in Alaska
Since we saw the short clips on the Chukchi people in class, I thought you all might appreciate this recent archaeological discovery from Alaska.
Posted by Dr. D. at 12:56 AM