At the foot of the smoking mountains: The 2014 scientific investigations in the Islands of the Four Mountains

Arctic Anthropology
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Abstract

An interdisciplinary research team conducted archaeological, geological, and biological investigations in the Islands of the Four Mountains, Alaska during the summer of 2014 as part of a three-year project to study long-term geological and ecological patterns and processes with respect to human settlement. Researchers investigated three archaeological sites on Chuginadak Island (SAM-0014, SAM-0016 and SAM-0047) and two archaeological sites on Carlisle Island (AMK-0003 and SAM-0034) as well as peat, tephra, and lava deposition on those islands. These investigations resulted in the delineation of archaeological sites, documentation of geological and cultural stratigraphy, excavation of house-pit features, visual characterization and sampling of potential lithic sources, and documentation of Unangan occupation in the Islands of the Four Mountains from roughly 3,800 years ago to Russian contact.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title At the foot of the smoking mountains: The 2014 scientific investigations in the Islands of the Four Mountains
Series title Arctic Anthropology
DOI 10.3368/aa.53.2.141
Volume 53
Issue 2
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher University of Wisconsin Press
Contributing office(s) Volcano Science Center
Description 19 p.
First page 141
Last page 159
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