Human remains found

Kodiak AST received a report that human remains were located near an area locally known as “Cliff Point” on 1/28/21. AST responded to investigate. With the assistance of the SME, it was determined the bones were indigenous in nature. The local Alutiiq Museum was contacted and an archeologist was requested to assist. Human remains and settlements have been found near Cliff Point before and have been dated back 7,000 years in one instance. The Alaska State Troopers would like to thank the complainant for reporting the discovery so that AST could investigate and ultimately facilitate the turnover of the remains to the Alutiiq Museum for the appropriate and respectful handling of the ancestor that was found. The AST also appreciates the assistance of the archeologist and the Alutiiq Museum as they work to identify the appropriate tribe to return the remains.