Vanishing permafrost triggers race to save the past before it’s too late

The attackers set fire to the dwelling on the Bering Sea coast more than 350 years ago, trapping people and dogs inside.

Yup'ik oral tradition tells of  fierce battles between villages that took place hundreds of years before the Russian period in Alaska, with incidents similar to this brutal episode.

There is no written account of those who lived and died, but there is a unique archaeological record preserved in tens of thousands of buried items, a priceless puzzle of Alaska history...

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