10,000- year- old re­mains re­turned to is­land

The Expositor (Brantford) - - WORLD NEWS -

SAN MIGUEL IS­LAND, Calif. — The re­mains of a Na­tive Amer­i­can man who died 10,000 years ago have been re­turned to an is­land off Cal­i­for­nia where they were dis­cov­ered in 2005. The Na­tional Park Ser­vice said Wed­nes­day the re­mains known as Tuqan Man were re­cently brought back to San Miguel Is­land by the Santa Ynez Band of Chu­mash In­di­ans, who be­lieve he was an an­ces­tor. San Miguel is one of five isles that form Chan­nel Is­lands Na­tional Park. The re­mains were dis­cov­ered dur­ing an arche­ol­ogy sur­vey. The Park Ser­vice con­sulted the Chu­mash tribe and it was de­cided to ex­ca­vate the re­mains be­cause they were ex­posed and erod­ing from a cliff. The Park Ser­vice says anal­y­sis found Tuqan Man to be a Na­tive Amer­i­can with a cul­tural re­la­tion­ship to the is­lands’ cul­ture.

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