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Research Date Remains at 800 to 1,000 Years oOld
Archaeologists and researchers say human remains found last year in silt near McGrath likely are 800 to 1,000 years old.
FAIRBANKS- Archaeologists and researchers say human remains found last year in silt near McGrath likely are 800 to 1,000 years old.
The three people likely ate salmon and two shared the same ancestor.
Researchers are working with the Tanana Chiefs Conference on what's known as the Tochak McGrath Discovery.
Tanana Chiefs senior archaeologist Bob Sattler says the information obtained is unique because researchers don't have other data points from that time period in Interior Alaska.
He says Interior Alaska Native tribes traditionally cremated remains.
The three people were a 35- to 40-year-old man, a 19- to 20-year-old man and a 2- to 3-year-old child of unknown gender.
They were found without artifacts such as clothing, fasteners or pouches of food and tools.