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Child cremation gives glimpse of first North Americans

作者:阎丹    发布时间:2019-03-07 11:12:00    

THE child was dead before it was cremated in the hearth. The fire burned for a couple of hours before the pit was filled with soil and the house abandoned. This is the extraordinary scene that archaeologists have reconstructed from the 11,500-year-old remains of a child found in an indoor firepit in central Alaska, near the Tanana river. The bones are the oldest human remains discovered in subarctic North America. The child was about 3 years old and the teeth show distinctive features of Native Americans and north-eastern Asians (Science, vol 331,

 

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