Remains of early Yukon fort uncovered by dig

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An archeological dig in the central Yukon has unearthed the original Fort Selkirk built in 1848 by Hudson Bay trader and explorer Robert Campbell.

Remains of the fort were found on the Pelly River last summer by a group led by University of Alberta PhD archeology student Victoria Castillo.

Campbell and his workers built the small fort and lived within its walls until 1851, when they decided to move the buildings across the Yukon River to the current site of Fort Selkirk, Castillo said an interview Wednesday.

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