Child's cremation site reveals domestic life in Paleoindian Alaska
- Child's cremation site reveals domestic life in Paleoindian Alaska
EurekAlert [USA], 24-Feb-2011
Scientists have discovered the cremated skeleton of a Paleoindian child
in the remains of an 11,500-year-old house in central Alaska. The
findings reveal 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, by Ben Potter of the University of
Alaska Fairbanks and colleagues, appears in the 25 February issue of the
journal Science. Science is published by AAAS, the nonprofit science
society. "The site is truly spectacular in all senses of the word,"
Potter said. "The cremation is quite significant, but the context of the
find is important too."
Ancient artifacts found near Burlington waterfront Hamilton Spectator
[Canada], Feb 24 2011
Archaeologists assessing an expansion site for the Burlington wastewater
treatment plant have excavated thousands of artifacts believed to date
back as far as AD 700. While conclusions about the discoveries are still
tentative, the items appear to indicate two distinct occupations an
aboriginal settlement between AD 700 and AD 1300 and a Euro-Canadian
settlement that dates back to the early 19th century.