Archaeological Findings Could Shed Light On Alaska’s Early Residents

An archaeological site southeast of Fairbanks continues to yield information about the Native people who lived along the Tanana River thousands of years ago. The site, first identified in 2005 during reconnaissance for a railroad extension project, has been the subject of major archaeological excavation, and Monday researchers announced the discovery of skeletal remains and other materials dating back to the end of the last Ice Age.  The finds are helping to broaden understanding of Alaska’s early residents.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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