Skip to main content
Email Print Share

News From the Field

Child's Cremation Site Reveals Domestic Life in Paleoindian Alaska

February 24, 2011

trench connecting both areas of the site Scientists have discovered the cremated skeleton of a Paleoindian child in the remains of an 11,500-year-old house in central Alaska. The finding reveals a slice of domestic life that has been missing from the record of the region's early people, who were among the first to colonize the Americas. The discovery appears in the Feb. 25 issue of the journal Science, which is published by AAAS, the nonprofit science society. Full Story

American Association for the Advancement of Science

See also: NSF News Release

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

 Get News Updates by Email 

Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page:
NSF News:
For the News Media:
Science and Engineering Statistics:
Awards Searches: