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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Archaeologists rush to save Yup’ik treasures threatened by vanishing shoreline

Archaeologists race nature to preserve cultural artifacts at the Nunalleq site, located along the eroding shoreline of the Bering Sea outside Quinhagak on August 26, 2014, in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region of Southwestern Alaska. The Qanirtuuq, Inc. village corporation partnered with the University of Aberdeen Department of Archaeology to preserve cultural items before more were lost to the sea. (Erik Hill/Anchorage Daily News/MCT)