A Punuk Whale Bone Grave from Sivuqaq, St. Lawrence Island: Evidence of High Social Standing, A.D. 775-1020
|Title||A Punuk Whale Bone Grave from Sivuqaq, St. Lawrence Island: Evidence of High Social Standing, A.D. 775-1020|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Staley, D, Mason, OK|
|Journal||Alaska Journal of Anthropology|
|Keywords||Bering Strait archaeology, Cultural Change, Mortuary Practices|
Cultural resource monitoring from 1991 to 1994 revealed 114 graves within the Gambell beach ridge plain; only one gravecontained a sizable inventory of associated objects, classifiable within the Punuk phase. A single 14C age on the driftwood grave cover placed the interment between AD 775 and 1020. The associated grave goods are anomalously elaborate for the Sivuqaq region and somewhat resemble the high status graves reported from Cape Dezhneva, Chukotka.