Master of Jurisprudence in Indian Law - University of Tulsa College of Law
Advertise:   ads@blueearthmarketing.com   712.224.5420

National
Klallam village in Washington larger than expected


A site being excavated by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the state of Washington is turning out to be bigger as work continues.

Archaeologists already said the site was one of the most significant in the state. Due to its size, they are now saying its one of the most important in North America.

The site dates as far back as 1,800 years. The bodies of at least 150 ancestors and at least 300 partial remains have been uncovered.

The tribe and the state also found four houses, a partial longhouse and evidence of a complex seafood processing system.

Get the Story:
Ancient civilization slowly returns to the surface (KING 5 News 7/22)
A Significant Archaeological Find Near Port Angeles (KOMO 4 News 7/22)

Relevant Links:
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe - http://www.elwha.org

Related Stories:
Klallam village in Washington called significant find (07/14)
Washington tribe helping with removal of remains (04/20)
State to pay for reburial of Klallam ancestors (04/13)
Wash. tribe to sign agreement for reburial of ancestors (03/16)
Tribal remains used as landfill at mill site (11/07)
Wash. negotiating with tribe on handling of remains (10/15)
State, tribe mum on discovery of remains at worksite (09/12)