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Oldest Subarctic North American Human Remains Found

February 24, 2011

photo of excavation site A newly excavated archaeological site in Alaska contained the cremated remains of one of the earliest inhabitants of North America. The site may provide rare insights into the burial practices of Ice Age people and shed new light on their daily lives. Full Story

University of Alaska Fairbanks

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