May 10, 2015

Earliest Art Work in Alaska Found?

Archaeologists in Alaska have found a bone pendants with cross hatching that is dated to 12,300 years ago. This may be the earliest art work ever found in Alaska. Earlier, teams working nearby at the Upward Sun River site found three Ice Age infant/child burials. They are now expanding digging in this area. Bone fragments that may have been on their way to being made into art work and a brown bear jawbone were also found. The artifacts in the area are protected by layers of fine dust called loess which blows off glaciers.

Sitnews has the story here with photos;
http://www.sitnews.us/0515News/050715/050715_ak_science.html

(The reports on the earliest Alaskan Ice Age burials are here)
http://phys.org/news/2011-02-scientists-oldest-sub-arctic-human.html
http://uafcornerstone.net/oldest-subarctic-north-american-human-remains-found/

Mike Ruggeri’s The Ancient America’s Breaking News
http://bit.ly/UbLO7x

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