A mask belonging to the Yup’ik people of Alaska emerging from the permafrost. It is one of more than 100,000 artifacts retrieved from Nunalleq, the site of a village that was attacked by rivals 350 years ago. University of Aberdeen
When I posted about this book yesterday I had the long arc of history on my mind all day, and now this:
Climate change is revealing long-frozen artifacts and animals to archaeologists. But the window for study is slender and shrinking.
For the past few centuries, the Yup’ik peoples of Alaska have told gruesome tales of a massacre that occurred during the Bow and Arrow War Days, a series of long and often brutal battles across the Bering Sea coast and the Yukon. According to one account, the carnage started…
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