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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.

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