St. Lawrence: Archaeocology of a Bering Sea Island

Scott, Stuart
January 1984
Archaeology;Jan/Feb84, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p46
Discusses how a materialistically oriented archaeology was applied, beginning in the 1920s, to the problem of understanding Saint Lawrence Island and the Bering Sea phases of ancient Alaska's history. Efforts to find the archaeological traces of the migration of the ancestors of American Indians and Eskimos from Asia into North America; Saint Lawrence Islanders' evolution in their own linguistic, racial and geographic direction; Lack of real safeguards for the rich artistic tradition of the island; Ancient art production; Archaeological claims between 1927 and 1935; Study of the Eskimo culture; Discovery of Okvik; Fieldwork at Kookoolik; Difficulties faced by excavators working in the sites; Prehistory of Saint Lawrence.


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