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.

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)

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