Burial provides glimpse of ancient Canada

A remote section of Canada has revealed a stunning 4,600 year old skeleton, providing information about much of the region’s past.

The discovery was located in a region home to the Kitchenuhmaykoosik Inninuwug First Nation. Fisherman discovered the burial as water levels fell at the mouth of Bug River (located near Big Trout Lake, Ontario). Archaeologists from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay are handling the excavations, which is particularly rare as Canadian ethics laws largely forbid excavations.

The skeleton, that of a man in his late-30s or 40s, is described as having a robust, muscular build and standing around five and a half feet tall. The body was found to be associated with a flat granite slab associated directly with the bones. Evidence of red ochre, found on the man’s bones and in nearby sediment, also contributes to the theory that this man was well respected at the time of his death.

There is no doubt that further research will yield great amounts of information pertaining to ancient Canada.


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