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A Punuk Whale Bone Grave from Sivuqaq, St. Lawrence Island: Evidence of High Social Standing, A.D. 775-1020

TitleA Punuk Whale Bone Grave from Sivuqaq, St. Lawrence Island: Evidence of High Social Standing, A.D. 775-1020
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsStaley, D, Mason, OK
JournalAlaska Journal of Anthropology
Volume2
Pagination126-136
KeywordsBering Strait archaeology, Cultural Change, Mortuary Practices
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://www.academia.edu/8021597/Punuk_Whale_Bone_Grave_St_Lawrence_Island