Ice Age Infant Remains Unearthed

Nov 12, 2014

An archeological 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 archeological excavation, and Monday researchers announced the discovery of skeletal remains and other materials dating back to the end of the last Ice Age. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports the finds are helping to broaden understanding of Alaska’s early residents.

Archeologists work the Upward Sun River dig site southeast of Fairbanks.
Credit University of Alaska Fairbanks and National Science Foundation