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Excavating Ancient Burials

BARROW, ALASKA– Our crew weathered a cold rainy day in the Arctic to excavate two ancient burials at the Nuvuk site on Point Barrow. Though human remains cannot be filmed, worked bone, netting stones and other remnants can be seen.

To date, we have found 12 burials this season.

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  1. In any of the burials have you come across any flaked chert “bear” amulets? The reason I’m asking is, I trying to find out if they were limited to the Birnirk culture or if they are Thule?
    Joel Castanza