Ancient Beringians and the Peopling of the Americas
6 p.m. Friday, April 6Auditorium
Join archeologist Ben Potter, PhD, for an introduction to discoveries at the Upward Sun River archaeology site, an ancient campsite in Interior Alaska. These include the earliest human burials in northern North America, the oldest house feature in Alaska and the earliest use of salmon in the entire Western Hemisphere. Recent genetic analyses reveal a previously unknown group of people, called the Ancient Beringians. These finds are transforming what is known about the earliest peoples in the Americas.