By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Research links 3,000-year-old bone fragment found on mainland to Tlingit

 


The Tlingit Nation has stewarded the land in and around Wrangell since time immemorial, and new biological research from the University at Buffalo New York adds further proof of the genetic continuity of coastal people over thousands of years.

A 3,000-year-old bone fragment found years ago near Wrangell was recently identified as the remains of a woman. Researchers studying paleogenetics in the region collaborated with the Wrangell Cooperative Association to learn more about the early history of the Tlingit and their relationships to other Alaska Native, First Nations and Indigenous groups in...



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