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How We Know Where to Dig

BARROW, ALASKA– The Point Barrow spit looks like a sea of gravel with few clues on the surface to tell us where the burials may be.

So how do we know where to dig?

One way is by digging “shovel test pits” (STPs), and that’s just what we did on Day 2 in the field.

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