Alaska State Troopers say a human skull was discovered on a beach near Toksook Bay this past September.
The skull has been examined by archaeologist, Steven Street, with the Association of Village Council Presidents.
Street determined it could be from one of the nearby ancient gravesites 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.