November 29, 2012 | Vol. 39, No. 38

Stikine skull could be carbon dated

A skull found near the mouth of the Stikine River in October may require radiocarbon date testing to determine if it came from a Native Alaskan.

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The cranial section of a skull found by Vena Stough last month on Government Slough may be dated soon courtesy of radio carbon testing. Stough found the skull fragment on Oct. 5 during a hunting and fishing trip.

The skull, which was discovered by Wrangellite Vena Stough while hunting near Government Slough on Oct...

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