The Archaeology of Cape Nome, Alaska

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UPenn Museum of Archaeology, 1979 - Social Science - 132 pages
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With an extensive summary of previous research on this Bering Sea coastal site, the author discusses six main phases of occupation, dating from 2000 B.C. to the modern era, and attempts to answer questions concerning the cultural and artifactual changes that have taken place along the Bering Sea coast.

University Museum Monograph, 38

 

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Contents

Introduction to the People of the Arctic in the Area of Bering Strait 1
xv
Seward Peninsula and Cape Nome 8
ii
Alaska and Siberia in the vicinity of Bering Strait 2
10
Cape Nome Excavations and Archaeology
19
Archaeological Sites in the vicinity of Cape Nome
20
Microblades
30
Burin Spalls
31
Cape Nome and the Old Beach Site May 20 1974
33
Cape Nome Phase Pots
71
Cape Nome Phase House Group 315
72
Cape Nome Phase House 325
74
Cape Nome Phase House Locations on Beach 5
76
Modern Phase House 326
78
Excavating the Passageway to House 326
80
Review and Conclusions
86
Cultural Sequences near Cape Nome
87

Wall Profile of Early Norton House 284
35
Early Norton House 284
36
Early Norton House 300
38
Late Norton House 19
40
Norton harpoon head with side blade from Kugsruk Island Giddings 1967 188
44
Ipiutak wooden knife with side blade Larsen and Rainey 1948100
45
Early Norton Pots
53
Late Norton Pots
54
Birnirk House 16
59
Birnirk House 322
61
Cape Nome House Locations on Beach 2
67
Cape Nome Phase House 203
68
Short Resume of the Geology of the Cape NomeSafety Lagoon
97
Glossary of Terms
104
PLATES
115
Denbigh Flint Complexrelated Artifacts from Old Beach Site
117
Norton projectile points side blades and harpoon blade from
118
Old Beach Site
119
Norton knife blades flake knives and end scrapers from Old Beach Site
120
Norton implements from Old Beach Site
123
Birnirk implements from Old Beach Site
125
Cape Nome Phase artifacts from House 203 Old Beach Site
126
Ayasayuk Midden Artifacts
128
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