Eskimo village dig July 2, 1937

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Eskimo village dig July 2, 1937 - I TRIBE VILLAGE IS Ancheological Find Points To...
I TRIBE VILLAGE IS Ancheological Find Points To Vast Changes in Land, Far South Occupation ANCHORAGE, Alaska, July 2. (P) Discovery of a partly buried ancient village, possibly Indicating that great changes in terrain once pushed the ocean back from what is now the Kenai peninsula, was reported reported today by Floyd Betts, government government engineer, and L. M. Berlin, a surveyor. They said the discovery was maae by P. O. Lucha, young University of Alaska archeology student, during during a recent survey expedition and that the" remains seemingly indicated indicated Eskimos once lived as far south as the Kenai peninsula. SOUTH OF MATANUSKA The site Is near Kasilof, on the west side of the peninsula, and is about 200 miles south of the government's government's Mantanuska Colony. Bett$ and Berlin quoted Lucha as saying- saying- the most significant thing about the discovery was the fact that the yillnge site was far from srU water. He said irll other such villages Wiave been found near the beaches and that the location of this one may indicate vRst changes In terrain removed the ocean from that section of the peninsula, DETAILS ARE SENT Formal details of the discovery are being sent the territorial uni versity and archcologists in Wash ington, D. C. The engineers said the village comprised 31 cabins covered by undergrowth and some of them were burled three feet under ground. They said each house was about 15 by 22 feet with walls made of sand bricks, logs and sod four inches thick. Each had a fire- fire- place in the center; fashioned from volcanic rock. :

Clipped from Oakland Tribune02 Jul 1937, FriPage 9

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California)02 Jul 1937, FriPage 9
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