Human skull found may be from Umkumiute

by Mark Arehart on February 7, 2013

Alaska State Troopers say a human skull was discovered on a beach near Toksook Bay this past September.

Archaeologist Steven Street examined the skull for the Association of Village Council Presidents.

Street determined it could be from one of the nearby ancient grave-sites in the old village of Umkumiute.

Troopers say a Toksook Bay Priest buried the skull on Tuesday.

Toksook Bay is one of three villages on Nelson Island on the Bering Sea.

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