Ice Age death rituals revealed at infant burial site

November 12, 2014 1:30 PM

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Ice Age death rituals revealed at infant burial site

The excavation of a double infant burial dated to the last ice age, at the Upward Sun River site in Alaska. (Credit: Ben Potter | University of Alaska, Fairbanks)

The fragile skeletons of two infants, discovered beneath the cremated remains of a 3-year-old child, may help researchers understand death rituals practiced during the last ice age in North America, a new study finds.

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