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Reconstructed: 4,000-year-old faces bring the past to present - Windspeaker - AMMSA

12.5.17

Reconstructed: 4,000-year-old faces bring the past to present - Windspeaker - AMMSA: “The most impressive find was a man in his 50s, buried with 350,000 stone beads, so really about the size of a bath tub full. And then there was a woman found in her 20s… She was buried with about 15,000 beads—substantially less, but still a significant number,” said Betts.

Because of the “wealth” found with these people, the Shishalh Nation members and the working archaeologists deduced the older male was likely a chief. Each bead would have taken about six-minutes to craft, so the labour involved in making all of them, is what’s really impressive, said Betts.


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