Ancestral remains found in Washington are about 2300 years old

Off the shore at Westport, Washington. Photo by Tom Collins

Ancestral remains found in Washington are due to be repatriated, according to local reports.

The skull was found off the shore of Westport in February 2014. A DNA analysis confirmed that it belonged to a Native woman who died about 2,300 years ago, according to the reports.

The Washington State Physical Anthropologist will determine which tribe will claim the remains, KBKW reported. The Shoalwater Bay Tribe and the Quinault Nation are located near Westport.

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