Xaasaa Na’ – Upward Sun River Discovery

Will Mayo, Executive Director of Tribal Government and Client Development,  Jerry Isaac, former TCC President, and Bob Sattler, TCC Archaeologist,  participated with University personnel, press, and other contributors held an audioconference on November 10th regarding the Upward Sun River Discovery.  

Xaasaa Na’  (the Upward Sun River Discovery) is a recent discovery, in routes between Fairbanks and Delta Junction, which includes the remains of two Ice Age infants, buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, representing the youngest human remains ever found in the North American Arctic. The site and its artifacts provide new insights into funeral practices and other aspects of life among people who inhabited the area thousands of years ago, according to Ben Potter, a researcher at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the paper’s lead author.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, along with TCC, has provided an in-depth FAQ sheet and press release. Additional information is available on the UAF website