Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House

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Archaeologists working at the Rising Whale site at Cape Espenberg, Alaska, have discovered several artifacts that were imported from East Asia. Credit: Photo courtesy University of Colorado
Archaeologists working at the Rising Whale site at Cape Espenberg, Alaska, have discovered several artifacts that were imported from East Asia. Credit: Photo courtesy University of Colorado

Summary from Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House
Archaeologist from the University of Colorado working at the ‘Rising Whale’ site  at Cape Espenberg, Alaska have found bronze artifacts dating back at least 1,000 years, indicating trans-pacific trade. The first object may have been a buckle or fastner. A piece of leather attached to the item has been radiocarbon dated to approximately 600 A.D. The other artifact may have been a whistle. Additional obsidian was recovered from the same house with chemical signatures indicating it is from the Anadyr River valley in Russia. Other researchers have hypothesized connections between the cultures of Japan, Korea and China with that of Alaska based on other lines of evidence over the past hundred years. Infact recent genetic studies suggests an influx  from Asia of the ‘Thule’, ancestors of the modern Inuit, occured around 1,000 years ago.

Summary from Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House

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