Cultural sites uncovered in Alaska island survey
May 14, 2017
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A recently completed survey of an island in the Kodiak archipelago uncovered 14 new cultural sites, including five dating to prehistoric times.
Discoveries made during a survey of Whale Island, located between Kodiak and Afognak islands, included fox farms, a failed gold mine and an old homestead, according to Patrick Saltonstall, curator of archaeology for the Alutiiq Museum.
The five prehistoric sites had shell middens, also known as refuse heaps, giving insight into the diet of those who lived or worked there.
Three sites appeared to be seasonal camps from the lat...