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Researchers report unusual artifacts at Alaska Native village

Researchers from the University of Alaska Museum of the North have uncovered some unusual artifacts at an old Alaska Native village.

The four items are small, round disks that are made of clay. They are adorned with markings and two have centered holes.

"It's the first time we've found anything like that," archaeologist Scott Shirar told The Anchorage Daily News.

The disks are believed to be around 1,000 years old. They were found in northwest Alaska.

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