Children’s Grave Offers Insight Into Earliest Americans

November 10, 2014 8:00 PM

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Children’s Grave Offers Insight Into Earliest Americans

In an ancient burial site in Alaska, researchers find hints of cultural links between the New World and eastern Asia.

During the last ice age, two infants in what is now Alaska were laid to rest, precious hunting tools at their sides. Now, more than 11,000 years later, scientists announce the discovery of the tiny skeletons and their extraordinary burial spot—underneath the fire pit of an ancient house.

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