Alaska heritage– oldest cremated human remains ever discovered in northern North America

[Alaska, analytical anthropology]

Ice-age child’s remains discovered in Interior

The oldest cremated human remains ever discovered in northern North America have been found at a site near the Tanana River in central Alaska. The 3-year-old is only the second ice-age child discovered on the continent, say UAF researchers.

Photos: Excavating the site

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2 responses to “Alaska heritage– oldest cremated human remains ever discovered in northern North America

  1. It’s always fascinating to me when discoveries like this happen. It’s very humbling to look at history and realize how short of a time we are here.

  2. It amaze me when some one discovered artifact or human remain that lead to their past life and culture it make my day.

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