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

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

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

Published By: Original publisher København: Munksgaard. 1970. 80 p. ill.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication by Douglas D. Anderson

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Paleo-Arctic (ND60)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Lithic industries (324); Cultural stratigraphy (912); Cultural participation (184); Comparative evidence (171);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document 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: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. nd60-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-80)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1965, 1966, 1967

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2007

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). before 8200 BP (before 6200 B.C.)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Akmak assemblage, Onion Portage, Alaska, United States

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Paleo-Indians--Alaska/Onion Portage site, Alaska


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