An island grave site hints at far-flung ties among ancient Americans

Great Lakes and southeastern hunter-gatherers may have had direct contact 4,000 years ago

St. Catherines Island

Excavations on St. Catherines Island (shown), off Georgia’s coast, point to direct exchanges between hunter-gatherers living there around 4,000 years ago and others from the Great Lakes, more than 1,500 kilometers away.

William D Bone/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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