Anderson, Douglas D.. Akmak: an early archaeological assemblage from Onion Portage, northwest Alaska

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Title: Akmak: an early archaeological assemblage from Onion Portage, northwest Alaska

Published By: København: Munksgaard, 1970. 80 p.: ill.

By line: by Douglas D. Anderson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Paleo-Arctic (ND60)

Subjects: Identification (101); Lithic industries (324); Cultural stratigraphy (912); Cultural participation (184); Comparative evidence (171);

Abstract: Anderson presents the site report for the Akmak assemblage at the Onion Portage site in northwest Alaska. The excavations are described along with a summary of the complex stratigraphy. A more detailed report on the stratigraphy, post depostitional processes, and geology of the site are to be found in Hamilton, 1970 (eHRAF document no. 3). The stone tools are described and classified by form and manufacturing techniques with ample illustrations. Anderson also ponders the origins and historical relationships of this assemblage by comparing similar assemblages in Alaska, Siberia, and Japan.

Document Number: 2

Document ID: nd60-002

Document Type: Component part(s), monograph

Language: English

Field Date: 1965, 1966, 1967

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: Sarah Berry; 2007

Coverage Date: before 8200 BP (before 6200 B.C.)

Coverage Place: Akmak assemblage, Onion Portage, Alaska, United States

LCSH: Paleo-Indians--Alaska/Onion Portage site, Alaska


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