University of British Columbia Archaeological Sites Article Reviews

University of British Columbia

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Directions: Search reputable newspapers from the past three years (2020-2017) for coverage of archaeology in the United States. Reputable newspapers are not online blogs, magazines or Buzzfeed. Examples of acceptable newspapers: The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Baltimore Sun, The Richmond Times Dispatch, etc. Select an article and provide an annotation about the archaeological site and research. Annotations should be at least a paragraph, possibly two. Key questions / topics to overview: • Where is the archaeological site? • To what time period does the archaeological site date? • Describe the findings • What kinds of people are represented by the archaeological site? • Does the article describe any specific research methods, such as water screening or C-14 dating? • Who are the researchers? Are they affiliated with a university or private firm? • What are the interpretations of the researchers? Three articles are required to receive full credit. Imbed the link or citation for the article in the assignment. Due: April 28, 2020

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Zimmer, C. (2018). In the Bones of a Buried Child, Signs of a Massive Human Migration to the
Americas. New York Times. Retrieved from
This article discusses unearthing of one of the oldest DNA genome and remains
of an ancient Native American from an archaeological site. Besides, the report gives
essential details about the Upward Sun River archaeological site. Dr. Ben A. Potter
discovered Zimmer (2018) details that the Upward Sun River site located in central
Alaska at the Tanana River Valley in 2006. Dr. Potter is one of the prominent
archaeologists and "an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Alaska."
The New York Times reports that in 2010, the archaeologist, together with his colleagues
at the university, unearthed the remains of a "six weeks old infant buried on a bed in an
ancient burial pit." Of importance, the newspaper states that remains lay uninterrupted for
about 11,500 years. A few days after the discovery of the remains, the archaeologists
discovered the infant's genome. The genome was the second-oldest genome of a human
ever found i...

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