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Child's cremation site reveals domestic life in Paleoindian Alaska

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    Child s cremation site reveals domestic life in Paleoindian Alaska EurekAlert [USA], 24-Feb-2011 Scientists have discovered the cremated skeleton of a
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 28, 2011
      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."

      http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-02/aaft-cc021811.php

      See also:
      http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-02/uoaf-osn021911.php
      http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-02/nsf-doo022311.php

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      Also:

      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.

      http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/492152--ancient-artifacts-found-near-burlington-waterfront
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