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22 May 2004
Ancient bones of mother and child found

Archeologists say an aboriginal grave they found during a routine survey in northern Manitoba (Canada) is 6,500 years old and contains the bones of a mother and child. They are among the oldest human remains found in Manitoba, independent archeological contractor David Finch said.
     The grave was found three years ago near Wuskwatim Lake, 50 kilometres west of Thompson by the Churchill River Diversion Archeological Project, which protects artifacts affected by the area's hydroelectric development. The discovery is still being analysed at the University of Winnipeg to provide a picture of the health, diet and habits of some of the province's earliest inhabitants.

Source: CanWest News Service, Canada.com (17 May 2004)

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